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Fargo

30 April 2017

Premiers  Wednesday 17 May at 8.30pm on SBS.

 

Critically-acclaimed television series, Fargo, returns to Australian television screens at 8.30pm,
Wednesday 17 May on SBS. Oh ya, you betcha!


The third instalment of the series will air on television with double episodes for the first three
weeks, and then air within a week of the US broadcast.


Aw heck – for the fans that can’t wait to get their Fargo fix, the first new episode will stream in
full as a special sneak peek of the series from Wednesday 10 May on SBS On Demand, a week
ahead of the television premiere.


Set in 2010, the third instalment of Fargo centres on “Emmit” (the legendary Ewan McGregor)
and his slightly younger brother “Ray Stussy” (also played by an almost unrecognisable
McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success
story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother’s
shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about
the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path
that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge.


Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) stars as “Gloria Burgle”, the steady chief of the local police department.
A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people
connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth
Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs The World) stars as Ray’s girlfriend, “Nikki Swango,” a crafty and
alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge.


David Thewlis (the Harry Potter franchise) stars as “V.M. Varga”, a mysterious loner and true
capitalist who delivers Emmit the bad news that the Parking Lot King of Minnesota has just
become partners with his employers, whose business interests lay outside the law.

Fargo hails from Peabody, Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-winning Executive Producers
Noah Hawley (also the program’s Creator/Showrunner/Writer/Director), Joel and Ethan Coen,
Warren Littlefield and John Cameron, who all return for the latest instalment of the 10-episode
limited series. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television
serving as the lead studio. Fargo is internationally distributed by MGM. Aw heck!


The third instalment of Fargo premieres on SBS at 8.30pm on Wednesday 17 May. Double
episodes will air for the first three weeks, followed by single episodes from 9.30pm for the
remaining weeks.