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The Law of Vacant Places 

A twisted sibling rivalry leads to murder, mobsters and cutthroat competitive bridge in a small Midwestern town.


Noah Hawley


Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created for television by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy
Carrie Coon ... Gloria Burgle
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Nikki Swango
David Thewlis ... V.M. Varga
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Sy Feltz
Scott Hylands ... Ennis Stussy
Scoot McNairy ... Maurice LeFay
Sylvester Groth ... Colonel Horst Lagerfeld
Fabian Busch Fabian Busch ... Jakob Ungerleider
Linda Kash ... Stella Stussy
Dan Willmott ... Buck Olander
Graham Verchere ... Nathan Burgle
Andrew Moxham ... Ron Burgle
Joel Labelle ... Dale
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Earl (Gas Station Clerk)


A twisted sibling rivalry leads to murder, mobsters and cutthroat competitive bridge in a small Midwestern town.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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English | German

Release Date:

19 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Law of Vacant Places See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


V.M. Varga's (David Thewlis) mention of Vladimir Putin was removed from the dubbed version of the series broadcast in Russia, where it aired on the state-run Channel One. Varga's original line ("You can still find some relative stability in the brutal nation states: North Korea... Putin's done some great things with Russia. You just have to know which palms to grease.") was dubbed by a Russian actor, whose line was, "Relative stability exists only in totalitarian states. In North Korea, for example, where you just need to know whose palm to grease." See more »


Maurice stops at a gas station to consult a phone book in an attempt to recover the address that blows out the window of his car. The station is clearly signed as part of the co-operative chain UFA, which stands for "United Farmers of Alberta" and operates only in that Canadian province. Principle photography for the series has taken place in and around Calgary, Alberta. See more »


Emmit Stussy: [Repeated] Clicks and buzzers.
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References Breaking Bad (2008) See more »


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Written and performed by Radik Tyulyush
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User Reviews

Great First Show!
20 April 2017 | by pwest-651-999452See all my reviews

I am most curious how the East German angle is grafted into the story and if the Chief's step-dad is part of that. I wish I could have read who wrote the two books found in the hidden locker?

This looks like another great season; last year's was good, but no where the level of season one. It left too many unanswered questions for me. This one seems back on track.

I'll have look on line for the author's of the novels and see if these secret finds are hidden treasures which will some way of connect the East Germany, Cold War, interrogation seen at the beginning. I love how this show connects what seem unrelated events into a chaotically, absurd reality which by seasons end fits together like a finished, mosaic puzzle.

This my favorite series on TV; it is show well photographed, directed and written. I also love how the show always presents women as forces of nature which men must reckon with.

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