Deadline reports that Peter Sarsgaard, who gained acclaim for his roles in films like Kinsey and Shattered Glass, will take on a pivotal role in the third season of The Killing, AMC’s newly resurrected crime drama.
Sarsgaard will play Tom Seward, a “death row inmate for whom the clock is ticking down.” The articles describes his characters as being “a lifelong convict born into poverty and crime who has been in and out of the system for violent crimes since he was 10.”
This is the actor’s first major recurring television role. He joins returning regulars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.
As previously reported, the third season will take place a year after the Rosie Larsen case and will feature a whole new cast.