Noah Hawley is in the midst of carefully and confusingly deconstructing the origin of a super villain with the FX series Legion, starring Dan Stevens as the titular character based on the son of Professor X from the X-Men comics—currently the #1 Ranked TV Show by ComicBook.com readers. But fans have been patiently waiting for word on the series that catapulted his career.
Hawley had served as writer and producer of a few different series to varying degrees of success.
None of them received the acclaim or put him on the map like the adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ film Fargo.
Ever since word came out that Fargo’s third season would star Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, fans have been wondering when we’d hear more about the show.
After the news came out that Hawley was writing and directing the first episode of the season, as he usually does with the series he showruns, now FX has given the return date for the show.
Fargo’s third season will begin airing with the first episode on Wednesday, April 19 at 10pm.
McGregor will play both Ray and Emmit Stussy, twin brothers who have had different amounts of success in life. Emmit owns quite a few successful parking lots in Minnesota, while Ray is a down-on-his-luck parole officer quite envious of his brother’s fortune.
While the series has bounced around to portray different eras in the same midwest region, this latest one will be set in 2010. It’s not known how it will connect to the previous series, but there should be some connective tissue as there’s been in the previous seasons. Some more obvious than others, as usual.
The third season is currently in production in Calgary.
Hawley seems to have struck gold with the comic-based production—and first television foray into the X-Men Universe—Legion.