FX Announces Fargo Season 3 Premiere Date


Get out your calendars, Fargo fans. More than a year after season 2 aired, we finally know when the next installment of FX’s anthology series arrives.

What’s that we feel in the February air? Could it be… spring? If the recent unseasonably warm weather and general lack of snow concerns you, have no fear. A couple months from now, you’ll be able to experience the winter that nature has withheld from us – in the comfort of your living room! That’s right: Fargo, the award-winning, Minnesota-set TV series, is returning.

On Wednesday afternoon, FX announced that season 3 of Fargo will premiere on April 19. Like previous seasons, it will air at 10 p.m. EST and run for 10 episodes.

Ages seem to have passed since the (fictional) saga of the Sioux Falls Massacre unfolded on our television screens. Fortunately for those of us with foggy memories, Fargo is an anthology show, meaning each season starts fresh with a new narrative and characters. Also, anyone who hasn’t boarded the bandwagon yet can hop on without worrying about getting lost.

Season 3 takes place in the year 2010, shortly after the events of season 1 and three decades after the events of season 2. Here’s the official plot synopsis, courtesy of Deadline:

"Emmit Stussy, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas his slightly younger brother Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his 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 cutthroat competitive bridge."

It sounds appropriately quirky and dark. Ewan McGregor stars as both of the Stussy brothers, alongside Carrie Coon as the local police chief and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a bridge-playing parolee. David Thewlis, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Scoot McNairy also have major roles.

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Fargo is currently in production in Calgary. In the meantime, you can check out creator Noah Hawley’s other FX show, Legion, which airs on Wednesdays, or rewatch previous seasons of Fargo on Hulu (season 1 is already available, and season 2 will appear on March 17).