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The Leftovers star Carrie Coon has lined up a new role for when the HBO series completes its three-year-run next year. FX has announced that Coon will be the female lead for the upcoming third season of the network’s critically acclaimed series Fargo.
Per the network, Coon will play Gloria Burgle, a chief of police and “a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics,” apparently continuing the show’s penchant for smart capable female officers of the law. Coon will join the already announced Ewan McGregor, who will be playing a pair of brothers.
Since the series depends on the cold and snow, it will not begin shooting until November (which should accommodate Coon’s shooting schedule for the final season of The Leftovers), with the network eying a Spring 2017 premiere date for the highly anticipated third season. As for what season three will be about, it will apparently deal with our “Selfie culture” and be set in 2010 (previous installments have been set in 2006 and 1979). And, per an interview with executive producer Noah Hawley in Vulture, no characters from previous seasons will appear in season three.
Coon may not yet be a household name, but she is giving one of the best performances on television on The Leftovers. Adding her considerable talent to a series as well done as Fargo is something pretty special.