Fargo Season 3 UK airChannel 4 has finally officially confirmed that it will be screening Fargo Season 3 in the UK later this year, giving fans of the anthology series the news that helps them breath a dark sigh of relief. The critically acclaimed show has already debuted in the US with episode one airing on 19 April 2017 on FX, and for a second it was starting to look as though it was going to be Bob’s Burgers Series 3 all over again.

While Channel 4 picked up the previous two series of the show, it took its time in officially announcing that it will air season three. The confirmation came with an interview with the new star of Fargo, Ewan McGregor (Beauty And The Beast), who plays brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy in a setup that’s reminiscent of Tom Hardy’s efforts in Legend.

UK air date

On the one hand it’s good news that Channel 4 has confirmed that it will be putting out Fargo Season 3 it still hasn’t announced the air date as of yet. It has confirmed that this will take place later in 2017 but that still leaves more than half of the year to go. However, with the transmission already underway in the US, we’re expecting it to be sooner rather than later, so hopefully we should see something in the next month or so.

Story

The plot for Season 3 is set in 2010 and follows the Stussy brothers; with rich and successful older brother Emmit getting hit up by his younger brother Ray for his dues from what happened when they were kids. Despite being the younger of the two, adult life appears to have dealt Ray a bad hand with his job as a parole officer. Balding and paunchy he’s pretty bitter bitter about his poor status compared to his brother success.

However, he does have the support of his other half parolee, Nikki Swanco, who is both smart and probably a little bit out of his league. She’s determined to help Ray turn his life around by any means possible, which you can see in the trailer below. Inevitably, things are set to get pretty out of control and as with all Forego stories, murder is on the cards at some point.

Fargo Season 3 trailer:

Cast

Ewan McGregor leads the cast as both Emmit and Ray Stussy, and he’s joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Swiss Army Man) as the love of Ray’s cruddy life, Nikki. Fargo Season 3 also stars Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) as local police woman Gloria Burgle, as well as David Thewlis (Wonder Woman) as British businessman V. M. Varga and Michael Stuhlbarg (Arrival) as Sy Fetz, Emmit’s business partner.

Production

Fx Network has created the original series once again with a variety of directors and writers behind each of the 10 episodes in the series. This includes the creator, lead writer and executive producer of the show, Noah Hawley, as well as Michael Uppendahl, Monica Beletski and Mike Barker, to name a few.

First impressions

The first season of Fargo was a breakout success, translating the principles of the Coen Brothers movie to the small screen in excellent style with Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. We’ve got to expect Fargo Season 3 to build on the quality of the black comedy crime drama anthology that it’s turned into, so we’re predicting another hit.

Season 2 was incredibly successful at taking this concept forward with Kirsten Dunst and Ted Danson getting a lot of critical acclaim for their parts in the series, which was set in 1979. From the look of the trailer above, Season 3 should do it once again, and we can’t wait for the air date here in the UK when it finally arrives on Channel 4.

By Gerard Harris

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