Carrie Coon
Carrie Coon has been cast alongside Ewan McGregor in Fargo's upcoming third seasonMark Davis/Getty Images

Critically-acclaimed anthology series, Fargo, is lining up its cast ahead of its eagerly-anticipated third season and they've just announced the most recent name added to their roster − Carrie Coon.

The Gone Girl star is set to join Scottish actor Ewan McGregor for the FX crime-drama's next instalment of episodes.

Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor is set to play brothers, Ray and Emmit in FargoBen A Pruchnie/Getty Images

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coon will play Gloria Burgle, a newly-divorced woman, working as the Chief of Police in Edna Valley. Known best for her practicality, Gloria spends her days struggling to come to terms with the fact that most people these days like to live through social media and technology rather than experience things in the real world.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that McGregor was joining the show back in May, with reports revealing that he will play dual roles, bringing to life two brothers named Emmit and Ray Stussy.

While Emmit is referred to as a "handsome, self-made, family man" who thrives in his career as a parking lot king and property mogul, his slightly younger sibling, on the other hand, leads a bit of a disappointing life after peaking in high school.

Now, balding and pot-bellied, Ray works as a parole officer and finds it hard dealing with Emmit's success, subsequently blaming his brother for his misfortunes.

Coon is currently filming the final season of fantasy drama The Leftovers, reprising her role as Nora Durst. Earlier this year, the 35-year-old won a Critics' Choice TV Award for her portrayal of the only character to have lost their immediate family in the Sudden Departure; an unexplained event that occurred three years before the start of the series, during which 2% of the world's population vanished into thin air.

Fargo will begin production on its third season later this year, ahead of its premiere on FX in 2017. Actors who have been in previous instalments of the show include Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Wilson, Colin Hanks and Kirsten Dunst.

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