Scoop: Peter Sarsgaard Joins The Killing

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peter sarsgaard the killing season 3The Killing‘s Season 3 cast continues to take shape.

Peter Sarsgaard (An Education, Kinsey) is set to tackle his first recurring TV role in AMC’s dark crime drama, playing Tom Seward, a death-row inmate for whom the clock is ticking down. Described as “a lifelong convict born into poverty and crime,” Sarsgaard’s character has “been in and out of the system for violent crimes since he was 10.” Determined to never be seen as weak, Seward approaches every interaction with the goal of dominating it.

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Sarsgaard joins fellow Season 3 newbies Amy Seimetz (announced earlier today), Elias Koteas (Combat Hospital) and Max Fowler.

The new season of The Killing (which AMC ordered only months after sending it to the guillotine) picks up a year after the events of the Season 2 finale and will focus on a single mystery which — unlike the case of “Who killed Rosie Larsen?” — will resolve over the course of 12 episodes.

Executive producer, writer and showrunner Veena Sud will return, as will lead actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.



Comments (15)

  • Love him!

    Comment by Ben Kabak – February 12, 2013 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto! He was brilliant in An Education and in damn near every role he’s played, big or small!

      Comment by Lo – February 13, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The creators said the same thing in the beginning of season one about the mystery getting solved at the end of the season, yet, it dragged til the second season. Now, they are hyping to have a resolution over the course of 12 episodes. I think I will skip on this show despite the casting of Peter Sarsgaard.

    Comment by Rosie – February 12, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Post the link where they say it was going to be solved at the end of season 1. It was just expected and let some people down. Not me, I loved both seasons.

      Comment by jasie – February 12, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • EXACTLY. This is still driving me crazy, that people just decided they were entitled to a resolution in the first season finale.

        And, in response to Rosie, I think the fact that there was such backlash is exactly the reason you can be sure this mystery will resolve in 12.

        Comment by Kate – February 12, 2013 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • agreed

        Comment by Magically Suspicious – February 13, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Quit fabricating things. They never promised anything. It was assumed and when people realized that their assumptions were wrong, they threw a fit.

      Comment by JEst – February 12, 2013 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ^ how about shut up Rosie please and thank you

    Comment by Brandon Lillis – February 12, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for Season 3!

    Comment by Eliza – February 12, 2013 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damn you Killing, just when I think I am done with you, you pull a brilliant casting decision.

    Comment by CR – February 12, 2013 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly!

      Comment by SarahB – February 12, 2013 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right? This excites me FAR more than it should.

      Comment by Magically Suspicious – February 13, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent. Can’t wait for Season 3. Love me some Linden and Holder.

    Comment by Kassie – February 12, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My husband keeps asking about this show, do we have a date for season 3 to air?

    Comment by Tammy – February 12, 2013 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited the show is coming back! Love it!

    Comment by Fran Nelson – March 5, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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