The second season (and for a while, series) finale of The Killing found Linden and Holder going their separate ways, as the former closed the Rosie Larsen case like she wanted and decided to quit the force. Given her obsessive nature, every major case takes a lot out of Linden and for once, she put herself above her career, leaving Holder to continue at Seattle PD by himself. It was a bold move for her to make but one that she needed to make, lest she lose everything and work herself into an early grave; however, 18 months after she (literally) walked off the force, she’s being called back in. Holder’s working a case of a missing girl with his new partner and it looks to tie in to an old case that Linden thought she closed long ago. But how will this lead back to the street kid culture of the city and a very violent, even more manipulative death row inmate?
Joining the cast of The Killing this season are Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead) as a domineering death row inmate who has been in and out of the system since childhood; Amy Seimetz (Wristcutters: A Love Story) as a financially strapped single mother of a teenage girl who goes missing; Max Fowler (The Hour) as a manipulative, streetwise teenage boy with a long rap sheet; Elias Koteas (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Linden’s intense ex-partner, who is harboring a big secret; Gregg Henry (Scandal) as Carl Reddick, Holder’s career cop new partner; Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) as Gabe, a prison guard on death row; Hugh Dillon (Flashpoint) as Becker, a man who faces off with a death row inmate; and Johnny Ray Gill (Harry’s Law) as Alton Singleterry, a low-level gangbanger who may be on death row but hasn’t let that dampen his spirit.
The third season of The Killing premieres Sunday, June 2nd at 8:00 on AMC before moving to 9:00 the following week.
Will you be watching The Killing this season? Did the inside look at season three make you more likely to give the show another chance? Are you excited to see Holder with a little experience under his belt?