FX's anthology black comedy Fargo season 3 will premiere in 2017 but plot speculations about the same have already started doing the rounds on the internet. Though the network is refraining from revealing any further details, showrunner Noah Hawley has teased an interesting sibling rivalry storyline for the third season.
Previously, Ewan McGregor was selected to play the lead character in the upcoming series. McGregor will play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy, and according to Hawley, an old wound between the siblings will reopen and set the events in motion.
"The fun thing about the show is that for whatever reason I had to figure out how to tell what purports to be a Coen brothers story, and it always tends to start with a catalyst. The first year was two men in an emergency room, the second year was a woman driving home with a man stuck in the windshield of her car, and this year it starts with these two brothers," he told EW.
Unlike the second season, the character drama will be toned down and the focus will be more on the relationship between the brother and the situations that have put them against each other. Season 3 of the popular FX show will be a challenge for McGregor as he will be playing two simultaneous contrast characters in each episode.
"There is an old wound between [Emmit and Ray] that sort of gets reopened and re-litigated, and that rivalry becomes contentious and that sort of puts all the events in motion. The fun soup of it is you have to have enough moving parts that everything is on a collision course, but which parts are going to collide? There's this element of randomness to it, which I think adds to the truthiness of our fake true story. So, it starts with Ewan and Ewan as brothers. It's not as big character-wise a story as the second year, but I'm really excited about it."
Each season of the series in an anthology but characters keep recurring to interconnect the threads of the plot. And the show creator has hinted the possibilities of characters from other seasons appearing on the show. "I don't know if we're going to see any. We might drive by a couple on the road. What's fun about the show is that it always connects in some way, either to the movie or to one of our other seasons and I like that those connections are sometimes very literal like with the backstory of Lou Solverson, and sometimes they're more tangential."
The show will be back on screen in 2017 but FX is yet to announce a premiere date for the third season of Fargo.