Peter Sarsgaard has been cast for the third season of The Killing, marking his first regular TV role.
Sarsgaard has had a couple of small screen roles including appearances in Law & Order and New York Undercover, but he has mainly been a film actor. His film credits include Shattered Glass, Jarhead, Green Lantern, and the recent biopic, Lovelace, which stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular character.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Sarsgaard will play Tom Seward, “a death row inmate for whom the clock is ticking down.”
Sarsgaard will be joining fellow newcomers Max Fowler, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Elias Koteas.
A premiere date for the third season of the AMC series has yet to be revealed, but the season’s official description has been released:
“A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, Sarah Linden is no longer a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.”
The Killing had originally been canceled by AMC after its first two seasons, but the network resurrected the series last month. Even though it performed well in the ratings, fans were angry that the series did not answer the question, “Who killed Rosie Larsen,” in the first season. Now, not only has the show been given another season, but AMC was also negotiating with Netflix for a “second window” into the series. That deal is still up in the air for the time being.