Oscar-nominated Joan Allen has landed a major arc on the upcoming fourth - and final - season of 'The Killing' on Netflix, according to TV Guide.
Allen will play Margaret O'Neal, the stern head of an all-boys military academy who becomes entangled with the season's mystery and becomes the nemesis of Detective Linden (Mirielle Enos). Like most of those crazies from seasons past of 'The Killing,' O'Neal also has a sketchy background: she was dishonorably discharged from the military and is also pretty protective of the academy she heads up, which has been in her family for years.
I have a good feeling she has even more secrets, which, of course Linden and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) will eventually dig up (I have great faith in my "Linder").
Other than this casting news, not much is known about the new season. Much like the show's premise, 'The Killing' has had a tortuous lifespan. After two seasons on AMC investigating the death of Rosie Larsen, the series was canceled, only to be resurrected again with a brand new mystery to solve. Then AMC did the unthinkable and canceled the show again, even though the finale had left fans of the show with so many unanswered questions.
Thankfully, Netflix came in and ordered six episodes of the drama in an attempt to to give us all closure.
Allen was recently seen on HBO's 'Luck' and in the last installment of the 'Bourne' movie franchise.
'The Killing' begins shooting next month.