'The Killing's third season remains somewhat shrouded in mystery, and not the Rosie Larsen type of mystery that drove viewers into a lake over two seasons. Neither AMC nor Netflix have issued an official statement on their involvement in the once-cancelled series, and neither series stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman have publicly signed on, but that won't stop season 3 production from commencing next month! Find out what new characters will join 'The Killing' season 3 inside!

While AMC has yet to officially confirm its resurrection of hotly-debated murder-mystery drama 'The Killing' for season 3, production reportedly has still set a start date of February 25. Sources have previously confirmed that the Larsen family understandably won't have any involvement in the coming season, nor will seasons 1 and 2 regular Mayor Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), so what new characters will fill the void?

Presuming that Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman reprise their roles as Detectives Linden and Holder, TVLine has obtained the roster of new characters to populate 'The Killing' season 3, which point the way to a mysterious death row inmate storyline:

Tom Seward is a thirtysomething Neanderthal on death row for the murder of his wife. In what seems likely to be his last month on earth, he takes a (perhaps ill-advised) stroll down memory lane, tripping on the secrets he’s left behind like a trail of bloody bread crumbs.

Danette Lutz, in her late 30s, is probably the worst mother since Mo’Nique in Precious. How bad is she? She could easily forget she even is a mother until her 15-year-old, Kallie, goes missing.

Bullet is a 16-year-old tough guy who looks out for all the local street girls. But there’s more to him than meets the eye: Most significantly, he’s… a she.

Alton Singleterry is a Machiavellian young gangbanger who seems to think that death row is party to which he can RSVP no.

Ed Skinner is Linden’s old partner, a middle-aged Dudley Do-Right whose record is spotless, save for a brief extramarital fling with a co-worker. (Could that co-worker have been Linden? Hmm… )

Tiny is the underage female hooker to whom Bullet’s heart belongs. The only trouble is (well, the only trouble aside from her being an underage hooker!), Tiny’s crazy about someone else.

Twitch is yet another JV hooker, a wannabe star with a rap sheet that’s longer than he is tall.

Even without an official announcement, 'The Killing' season 3 is rumored to be co-financed with Netflix, airing first on AMC with a possible start date of summer 2013.

What say you? Do the new characters have you interested in 'The Killing' season 3, or did the first two years spoil your good will? Who would you like to see join the series in the new roles? Give us your picks in the comments!