Ewan McGregor/photo from CBS Films

He's played Obi-Wan Kenobi, James Joyce and Jesus of Nazareth. Now Ewan McGregor is taking on a Minnesotan. Actually, two.

According to Deadline.com, the veteran actor has signed up for season 3 of FX's "Fargo." He'll portray Emmit Stussy, the "Parking Lot King of Minnesota," who has fared much better than his pot-bellied, bitter younger brother, Ray, who is now a parole officer.

Production begins later this year with a premiere in spring 2017.

McGregor hasn't done much scripted TV recently -- he did earn an Emmy nomination for a guest role in "ER" in 1997 -- but neither had former "Fargo" residents Billy Bob Thornton and Kirsten Dunst. Their starring roles earned them some of the most glowing reviews of their careers.

The new season is expected to be set in 2010 with the return of at least one major character.

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