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'The Killing' snags Peter Sarsgaard

Film actor to play the villain in Season 3

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Feb 13, 2013 5:23PM

'Peter Sarsgaard' '/' AMC

Peter Sarsgaard has a smoldering charm that makes him believable on the big screen.

 

That's why news that he'll play the villain in Season 3 of AMC's newly revived drama, "The Killing," is so exciting.

 

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Sarsgaard, 41, will co-star as a mercurial death-row inmate, who is running out of time, Entertainment Weekly reports. He'll also join a cast that includes stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, as well as newcomers Max Fowler and Elias Koteas.

 

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Season 3 picks up a year after Detectives Linden (Enos) and Holder (Kinnaman) figured out who killed Rosie Larsen. Linden is no longer on the force but returns when Holder's search for a runaway is traced back to one of Linden's old cases involving a series of gruesome murders.

 

AMC initially canceled "The Killing" but after Netflix and DirecTV considered picking up the drama, the network decided to bring it back for a third season. As for Sarsgaard, this is his first notable TV stint. He is best known for roles in movies such as "Shattered Glass," "Kinsey" and "Green Lantern." 

7Comments
Feb 14, 2013 8:53AM
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Yeah!!!!!! The show was great,glad they decided on bringing it back!!!!!!!!
Feb 14, 2013 8:52AM
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New Series is suppose to begin in May unless changed in the last week or so.  Awesome show...Enos and Kinnaman are incredible actors...He's been in a lot of movies this year and she's co-starring with Brad Pitt in a big budget film that comes out soon or at least around the start of the new season.
Feb 14, 2013 8:29AM
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If AMC can see the error of their ways in prematurely cancelling this great show why can't STARZ see the huge mistake they are making in the cancellation of another great show BOSS....bring that series back.....it was a great storyline with fantastic actors....


Feb 14, 2013 8:08AM
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LOVED THIS SHOW...sooo sorry when it was cancelled. Can't wait for the first episode.  Truly hope it lives up to the earlier episodes
Feb 14, 2013 7:40AM
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Does anyone know when season 3 will begin?

 

Feb 14, 2013 6:50AM
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He looks a bit like Keifer Sutherland.
Feb 14, 2013 6:15AM
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so glad amc saw the error of canceling this fine show....can't wait to see it again...
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