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‘The Killing’ Season 3 Cast Grows with ‘True Blood’s Johnny Ray Gill

The Killing Season 3 Johnny Ray Gill

AMC drama ‘The Killing‘s surprising and eagerly-anticipated third season may have made its highest profile casting to date with last week’s acquisition of Peter Saarsgard, but the controversial murder-mystery procedural isn’t done with its announcements just yet. ‘Harry’s Law‘ and ‘True Blood‘ star Johnny Ray Gill is the latest to join ‘The Killing’ season 3 as a series regular, but will the new season be able to undo some of the mistakes of its predecessors?

While AMC has yet to issue an expected premiere date for miraculously-revived Seattle crime drama ‘The Killing,’ the series today continues casting toward its upcoming production start. Deadline reports that former ‘True Blood’ and ‘Harry’s Law’ star Johnny Ray Gill will join the new season as a series regular, in the role of a low-level gangbanger.

Named Alton Singleterry, Gill’s role is currently identified as a death row inmate with un-dampened spirits. Alton certainly believes he can control his own fate through manipulation and persistence, but soon comes to learn there are other forces in his world that “affect his trajectory in ways he could never have imagined before.”

In addition to the recent casting of Peter Saarsgard as fellow death row inmate and sinisterly dominant “lifelong convict” Tom Seward, ‘The Killing’s third season also boasts among its cast Amy Semeitz, Max Fowler and Elias Koteas. Series leads Mireille Enos (‘World War Z‘) and Joel Kinnaman (‘RoboCop‘) will reprise their roles as Detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.

The new season of the AMC drama will open up a year after the close of the Rosie Larsen murder that dominated the first two seasons, with Linden having left the force until ex-partner Stephen Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to Linden’s previous murder investigation.

Set to begin shooting on February 25 for a likely summer debut, ‘The Killing’ season 3 understandably won’t involve the Larsen Family, nor will seasons 1 and 2 regular Mayor Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell) appear.

What say you? Do you think ‘The Killing’ season 3 is shaping up to be better than the first two years?

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