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Season 3
Original run April 19, 2017 – June 21, 2017
No. of Episodes 10
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Season 3 of Fargo was announced by FX on November 23, 2015 and will premiere on April 19, 2017.

Season 3 is set four years after Season 1, with characters potentially returning from the previous seasons.[1] It will take place in 2010, and will be focused on the "selfie-oriented" culture of the time period. The main characters from the first season will not be returning.[2]


Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit Stussy and his slightly younger brother Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor in dual roles).

Emmit, the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” is a handsome, self-made real estate mogul with a perfect family – a real American success story. His slightly younger brother Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Wilted from a lifetime of living in Emmit’s shadow, Ray is a balding, pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother.

The only bright spot in Ray’s life is the love of a not-so-good woman, Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), one of his parolees. Nikki has brains, beauty and a deep and abiding passion for competitive bridge. She decides to help Ray turn his fortunes around, by essentially stealing back his good karma. Unsurprisingly, things quickly get out of hand and petty theft leads to murder.

When the mayhem crosses county lines, Eden Valley Police Chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon), a newly divorced mother, is called upon to investigate. Normally steady and imperturbable, Gloria is shaken when the case takes an unexpectedly personal turn. Meanwhile, Emmit’s perfect life is upended when he receives an unwelcome business proposal from a mysterious loner and true capitalist, V.M. Varga (David Thewlis), whose bosses plan to become business partners with “The Parking Lot King,” whether Emmit likes it or not. [3]


Emmy® Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (showrunner/writer/director), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron all return for the third installment of the 10-episode limited series. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio. [4]


  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Sy Feltz (8 episodes)
  • Olivia Sandoval as Winnie Lopez (7 episodes)
  • Graham Verchere as Nathan Burgle (7 episodes)
  • Goran Bogdan as Yuri Gurka (6 episodes)
  • Mark Forward as Donny Mashman (6 episodes)
  • Shea Whigham as Moe Dammick (5 episodes)
  • Linda Kash as Stella Stussy (4 episodes)
  • Hamish Linklater as Larue Dollard (4 episodes)
  • Mary McDonnell as Ruby Goldfarb (4 episodes)
  • Russell Harvard as Wes Wrench (4 episodes)

  • Ray Wise as Paul Murrane (2 episodes)
  • DJ Qualls as Golem (2 episodes)
  • Scott Hylands as Ennis Stussy (1 episode)
  • Scoot McNairy as Maurice LeFay (1 episode)
  • Sylvester Groth as Horst Lagerfeld (1 episode)
  • Fabian Busch as Jakob Ungerleider (1 episode)
  • Thomas Mann as Thaddeus Mobley (1 episode)
  • Fred Malamed as Howard Zimmerman (1 episode)
  • Roger V. Burton as Old Howard Zimmerman (1 episode)
  • Frances Fisher as Vivian Lord (1 episode)
  • Francesca Eastwood as Young Vivian Lord (1 episode)
  • Rob McElhenney as Oscar Hunt (1 episode)
  • Nikolai Nikolaeff as Drug Dealer (1 episode)

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    Title Directed By Air Dates U.S. Viewers
    1. "The Law of Vacant Places" Noah Hawley April 19, 2017 (US)
    May 31, 2017 (UK)
    2. "The Principle of Restricted Choice" Michael Uppendahl April 26, 2017 (US)
    June 7,2017 (UK)
    3. "The Law of Non-Contradiction" John Cameron May 3, 2017 (US)
    June 14, 2017 (UK)
    4. "The Narrow Escape Problem" Michael Uppendahl May 10, 2017 (US)
    June 21, 2017 (UK)
    5. "The House of Special Purpose" Dearbhla Welsh May 17, 2017 (US)
    June 28, 2017 (UK)
    6. "The Lord of No Mercy" Dearbhla Welsh May 24, 2017 (US)
    July 5, 2017 (UK)
    7. "The Law of Inevitability" Mike Barker May 31, 2017 (US)
    July 12, 2017 (UK)
    8. "Who Rules the Land of Denial?" Mike Barker June 7, 2017 (US)
    July 19, 2017 (UK)
    9. "Aporia" Keith Gordon June 14, 2017 (US)
    July 26, 2017 (UK)
    10. "Somebody to Love" Keith Gordon June 21, 2017 (US)
    August 2, 2017 (UK)


    • This season takes place over the longest span of time in the series: roughly five and a half years.
    • The core central plot of Series 3 is largely inspired by the final episode of the critically acclaimed Polish series Dekalog (1989). The plot of which centres around two very different brothers who have gone in different paths in life and feud over a collection of stamps inherited by their deceased father. Leading to a complex plot motivated by the character's greed for money.