Ewan McGregor Will Play Brothers in FX's 'Fargo' (and They're Not Twins!)

by Philiana Ng 1:55 PM PDT, May 20, 2016
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Ewan McGregor will be pulling double duty on FX’s Fargo.

The Scotsman has been cast as the lead -- make that leads -- in the upcoming third season of the critically-hailed drama, playing two brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy.

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Who are the Stussy brothers? According to FX’s official description, Emmit is the “Parking Lot King” of Minnesota. Described as a handsome, self-made real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as the American success story.

Meanwhile, younger brother Ray -- working as a parole officer -- is someone who peaked in high school. He has a big chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt and blames Emmit for his misfortunes.

Sounds like a modern-day family soap!

While details are scarce on the third season, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley revealed to Variety in December that it would be set in 2010, about four years after season one. No regulars from that season will return, however.

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“That’s not to say that one of our stories might not intersect with characters we’ve seen before for a certain period of time,” Hawley said.

Filming on the new season is scheduled to begin later this year.

No official premiere date has been set, but it’ll be a while before we get to see McGregor pull this off: Fargo isn’t expected to debut until 2017.

For McGregor, 45, this will mark his first TV series regular role. He’s also starring in and making his directorial debut in this fall’s American Pastoral and currently is filming the Trainspotting sequel.

Watch the video below to hear McGregor dish on his "last-minute" cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.