Fargo Season 3 to premiere on UK TV on 31st May
Staff Reporter | On 27, May 2017Reading time: 3 mins
Fargo Season 3 will premiere on UK TV on Wednesday 31st May.
Yes, the third instalment of FX’s TV spin on the Coen brothers’ classic neo-noir finally has a UK air date. After premiering in the US back in April, fans have been clamouring for a Fargo release on British screens, making it one of the most anticipated TV shows of the spring, alongside The Handmaid’s Tale. Hot on the heels of Channel 4 snapping up the rights to Hulu’s drama, which premieres on Sunday 28th May, the broadcaster is going all-in this month, also bringing Fargo Season 3 to televisions up and down the country.
The show will premiere at 10pm on Channel 4 on Wednesday, with episodes then available to watch online on All 4 for free. Not seen the first two seasons of Fargo? Those are available on Netflix UK, as well as to buy and download on pay-per-view VOD. Catch up with our review of Season 1 and Season 2.
Trailer: Fargo Season 3 stars Ewan McGregor and Ewan McGregor
29th March 2017
“It’s not the Minnesota I grew up, I’ll tell you that.” That’s Ewan McGregor in Fargo Season 3. He stars alongside… Ewan McGregor.
Yes, the third instalment of FX’s TV spin on the Coen brothers’ classic neo-noir movie will see the Trainspotting star team up with himself to play two feuding brothers: Emmit Stussy and his younger brother, Ray.
Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, is a handsome, self-made real estate mogul with a perfect family – a real American success story. Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Wilted from a lifetime of living in Emmit’s shadow, Ray is a balding, pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother.
The only bright spot in Ray’s life is the love of a not-so-good woman, Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), one of his parolees. Nikki has brains, beauty and a deep and abiding passion for competitive bridge. She decides to help Ray turn his fortunes around, by essentially stealing back his good karma. Unsurprisingly, things quickly get out of hand and petty theft leads to murder.
When the mayhem crosses county lines, Eden Valley Police Chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon), a newly divorced mother, is called upon to investigate. Normally steady and imperturbable, Gloria is shaken when the case takes an unexpectedly personal turn. Meanwhile, Emmit’s perfect life is upended when he receives an unwelcome business proposal from a mysterious loner and true capitalist, V.M. Vargas (David Thewlis), whose bosses plan to become business partners with The Parking Lot King, whether Emmit likes it or not.
The show is once again exec produced byNoah Hawley (showrunner/writer/director), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron, with FX commissioning 10 episodes of what promises to be another instalment of darkly funny, minorly disturbing brilliance.
So, to recap: Fargo Season 3. Starring David Thewlis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Ewan McGregor. Twice.
The show returns to FX in the USA on 19th April, with Season 3 premiering in the UK on Channel 4 shortly after. We’ll bring you more on the Fargo Season 3 UK TV date when we get it. Until then, you can catch up with Season 1 and 2 on Netflix UK.
Here’s the trailer:
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