A Serious Man is coming to Fargo! It was announced today that Michael Stuhlbarg will return to the world of the Coen Brothers in 2017, joining the cast of the FX show’s third season.
Stuhlbarg, who starred in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2009 masterpiece A Serious Man and has recently appeared in Arrival and Doctor Strange, will also be joined by Harry Potter‘s David Thewlis and comedian Jim Gaffigan in the series’ latest run, expected to premiere in mid-to-late 2017.
Set in 2010, the next installment of Fargo will feature an all-new “true crime” tale centered on “Emmit” and his slightly younger brother “Ray Stussy” (Ewan 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 leads to a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge. Carrie Coon 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 stars as Ray’s girlfriend, “Nikki Swango,” a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge.
Stuhlbarg will play “Sy Feltz,” Emmit’s right hand man and consigliere. Thewlis has been cast as “V.M. Vargas,” 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. Gaffigan will play “Donny Mashman,” Gloria’s deputy at the local police department.
Rounding out the cast are Scoot McNairy as “Maurice LeFay,” a stoner with a criminal past, Shea Whigham as Meeker County Chief of Police “Moe Dammick,” and Karan Soni as scientist “Dr. Homer Gilruth.” Fred Melamed will play “Howard Zimmerman,” a mover and a shaker, with a knack for spinning a yarn and making a profit, and Thomas Mann will play “Thaddeus Mobley,” an award-winning science fiction author.