Headlining season three of FX network's dark comedy/crime drama series "Fargo" will be Scottish actor Ewan McGregor. The 45-year-old entertainer has been assigned dual roles as twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Emmit is described as a self-proclaimed parking lot king, while slightly younger brother Ray is a parole officer who blames Emmit for his sorry lot in life. This will be the "Moulin Rouge!" star's first series-regular role.

Also rounding out the cast of characters will be "Boardwalk Empire's" Michael Stuhlbarg as Sy Feltz, Emmit's advisor and right-hand man.

“Gone Girl” actress Carrie Coon also joins the cast as Edna Valley’s chief of police struggling to understand her wacky new world. Actor Jim Gaffigan will play alongside Coon as her police deputy. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Nikki Swango, a cunning and seductive parolee.

Season one: what manner of madness is this?

Loosely based on the Coen brother's smash movie of the same name, "Fargo" was a breakout success in its first season. The show starred Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, and newcomer Allison Tolman, and won several awards (including Emmys for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Casting, and Outstanding Directing).

Thornton received a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film. Audiences who never saw the movie clearly got a taste as they were treated with the same folksy, humorous vernacular, along with crimes so shocking they were downright comical at times.

Season two: a flashback with plenty of gun flashes

Set in 1979, the second season of "Fargo" starred Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Bokeem Woodbine, and Jean Smart as the matriarch of a crazy crime family.

All the high-jinks peppered with bloodletting earned the sophomore season great critical-acclaim as well.

Season three: the quirkiness continues

Season three of “Fargo” is scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2017, with the show's timeframe set for 2010. This leaves open the chance of seeing the return of a few favorite characters, unless they met their maker in the previous season's bloodbath episodes.

Series creator Noah Hawley does promise to reveal some connections. Let the Midwest fun and mayhem begin.

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