FX’s latest promos for the third installment of the TV spinoff series “Fargo” features a scene that calls to mind one of the Coen Brothers’ most iconic characters. While the series doesn’t directly borrow from the original film of the same name, it’s hard to deny Sheriff Gloria Burgle’s striking resemblance to Frances McDormand’s character, Marge Gunderson, in the 1996 classic.
Played by Carrie Coon, this has mainly to do with the fact that Sheriff Burgle is shown driving down a snowy deserted highway much like the one we first see McDormand on in the original film. “What the heck is that?” Burgle says in a thick Midwestern accent as her headlights beam onto an abandoned AC window unit lying in the middle of the road.
Next, we get a glimpse of Ewan McGregor‘s other character in the upcoming series, Emmit Stussy, a parking-lot mogul and apparently, a stamp enthusiast. (You can catch a near-unrecognizable McGregor as Ray Stussy right here).
Co-starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg, “Fargo” season three debuts April 19th on FX.