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Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins Fargo season three

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Variety is reporting that FX’s critically beloved Fargo has scored another high-profile resident, with 10 Cloverfield Lane and Scott Pilgrim star Mary Elizabeth Winstead signing on for the Midwest crime anthology’s upcoming third season.

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Winstead joins a cast that already includes Ewan McGregor, playing a pair of twin brothers, and The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon as a practical, down-to-earth police chief. Winstead will apparently be playing a schemer of some sort, with her Nikki Swango—take a bow, Fargo character namers—described as “a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing.”

Winstead currently stars on CBS’s head-exploding political satire, BrainDead, which just wrapped up its first season. Her other recent TV work includes A&E’s The Returned, playing a woman whose long-dead fiance returns from the grave, and PBS’s Civil War-era period drama Mercy Street.

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