Joan Allen Set for Final Season of THE KILLING

Joan Allen Set for Final Season of THE KILLING

Joan Allen is getting in on THE KILLING.

After being revived for a third and final season by Netflix, the one-time AMC critical darling has Enlisted the stage and screen vet for a "major recurring role," according to Deadline.

The upcoming season "will follow a new murder investigation led by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman)."

Allen will take on the role of Margaret O'Neal, "the head of an all-boys military academy," located just outside of Seattle.

The show's third season finale, which aired in August, delivered 1.5 million viewers, up from the 1.4 million of the second season finale. However its overall average for total viewers fell short of Season 2 with 1.53 million vs. its sophomore season with 1.65 million.

From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.

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