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The Killing Final Season Exclusive: Linden's Mother Cast — Look Who Landed the Pivotal Role

The Killing Season 4 Frances FisherSarah Linden is getting the Mother of all visitors on The Killing.

TVLine has learned learned exclusively that Frances Fisher, currently co-starring (ironically enough) in ABC’s Resurrection, has been cast as the estranged mom of Mireille Enos’ lead detective in the drama’s six-episode fourth and final season on AMC Netflix.

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Fans of the gritty Seattle-set crime drama know that Linden was abandoned by her mom as a girl — and subsequently grew up in the foster-care system. According to the original casting notice for the role, we’ll learn that her mother has since been living in a completely different world, and that Sarah will find her happy, well-mannered and well put-together, having “built a stable life” with a new, middle-class family.

Fisher, who is set to appear in multiple episodes, joins fellow Season 4 newbies Joan Allen (Luck), Sterling Beaumon (Red Widow), Levi Meaden (The 100) and Tyler Ross (Amazon’s Zombieland). As we previously reported, The Killing‘s final season will revolve around a murder at a military school.