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The Killing Exclusive: Michelle Forbes Back as Series Regular, Plus More Season 2 Scoop

Mitch Larsen will for certain be around for the reveal of her daughter Rosie’s killer, now that Michelle Forbes has been locked in as a series regular for Season 2 of AMC’s The Killing, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Forbes earned an Emmy nomination for her heart-wrenching portrayal of Mitch, whose teen daughter died under very mysterious circumstances. And though Season 1 wrapped with wannabe Seattle mayor Darren Richmond being wrongly pinched for — and then seemingly killed for — the murder, series boss Veena Sud assured us that in Season 2, “We will solve the investigation of who murdered Rosie Larsen — all will be revealed — and there will also be a second case that emerges.”

Speaking of the rain-drenched drama’s sophomore run, which started up production on Tuesday, TVLine can also report on two major characters joining the muddled, muddied mix. On the cop shop side of things, viewers will meet Lt. Carlson, a clean-cut, well-dressed lawman in his 50s who tends to keep tabs on which way the political winds are blowing.

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Another recurring player to be introduced is Alexi, a 19-year-old Polish-American veteran of the foster system who, with his myriad piercings and tattoos, is described as a “scary looking,” “dark” and “frightening teen who can turn on a dime emotionally.” Alexi thus is a “bad boy” who proves “attractive to teen girls looking for an adventure” — meaning he could fold into the Rosie Larsen mystery, or perhaps play a role in Season 2’s new case.

The Killing is likely to return in April 2012, though an official premiere date has not been announced.

Are you glad to see Emmy nominee Forbes stay on with The Killing?