Fargo Season 3 Just Cast A Horror Star In A Major Role, Get The Details


Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Fargo wields a great cast like a mighty sword, cutting politely through its humdrum settings like butter. Each season of the critically acclaimed black comedy crime drama has had an entirely new cast, a tradition that continues with the upcoming Season 3. Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon are already signed on, and now they will be joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, known best for a variety of roles in films like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

According to TVLine, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is heading to Minnesota. The actress will be joining the third season of Fargo as a series regular. She will play Nikki Swango, a "crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing." She is described as bring a focused woman with a plan, who always likes to be one step ahead of her opponent. Whether her opponents are in bridge or something more dubious is unclear, but either way she sounds like an interesting addition to the anthology series.

Season's 1 and 2 of FX's Emmy-winning drama took place in 2006 and 1979 respectively, and Season 3 is supposedly set closer to modern day. Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join a cast that so far includes Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Star Wars) and Carrie Coon (Gone Girl, The Leftovers). McGregor will be playing two lookalike brothers, Emmitt and Ray Stussy. Emmitt is a good looking real estate magnate while his brother Ray is pudgy parole officer who blames his older brother for his less than stellar life. Coon will be starring as Gloria Burgle, the chief of police. Fargo is nominated for 18 Emmys this season, and we'll see how many it can bring home this Sunday.


Winstead has been in a number of roles, including quite a few movies in the horror genre. She arguably made a name for herself as Ramona Flowers in the cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World before moving on to other roles like the romantic dramedy The Spectacular Now, indie black comedy Swiss Army Man, and recent horror 10 Cloverfield Lane. She can most recently be seen in the CBS political satire Braindead, which wrapped up Season 1 this summer. That show's fate has been up in the air, but given that Winstead has signed on for Fargo and the Braindead showrunners announced they'd be heading up the Good Wife spin-off, Braindead is more than likely...well, dead.

Fargo Season 3 isn't set to premiere until early 2017, so keep checking back in with CinemaBlend for more updates as they come.

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