It’s Anarchy in First Full-Length Fargo Season 3 Trailer


After teasing us for weeks, Fargo finally gives us something resembling a traditional trailer for its upcoming season. We’re pumped.

Since February, FX has fostered anticipation for the upcoming season of Fargo with a steady flurry of commercials and online teasers. It started with the hilariously baffling clip featuring an inflatable Santa and snowballed into the “cast introduction” trailer dropped earlier this week. Zigzagging between whimsy and foreboding, the promos are entirely uninformative and utterly brilliant.

In fact, we enjoy them so much that Fargo could never release a real trailer, and we wouldn’t mind. Frankly, we’d watch a season that consisted solely of these actors spouting random words in Minnesotan accents.

Fargo season 3 does have a plot, though, and we get a taste of it in the latest trailer. You can watch it below:

We knew from the official synopsis that the story would revolve around a rivalry between the brothers played by Ewan McGregor. The trailer suggests that the animosity between Emmit and Ray Stussy stems from an incident during their childhoods. What could it be?

It’s safe to guess that Ray doesn’t get whatever he’s looking for, because we next see the balding parole officer teaming up with Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Nikki Swango and Scoot McNairy’s stoner Maurice LeFay. This being Fargo, our criminals aren’t the brightest bulbs in the bunch, so their plans inevitably go wrong. High jinks, including murder, drug-dealing, and a marriage proposal, ensue.

Carrie Coon also receives prominent placement in the trailer, reeling off pokerfaced one-liners with grace. Her role here looks like a welcome change from her emotionally harrowing role in HBO’s The Leftovers, a chance to show off her comic timing (though she previously nailed the morbid irony of David Fincher’s Gone Girl adaptation).

That arch sense of humor is what makes Fargo so special. It has the thematic density and visual sophistication of a prestige drama, but it’s also fun. If the actual season is anything like its ads, we’re in for a treat.

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Fargo returns April 19 at 10 p.m. EST.