'The Killing' has decided to go out guns blazing by adding three more major characters to its fourth and final season on Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sterling Beaumon ('Red Widow'), Levi Meaden ('The 100'), and Tyler Ross (Amazon's 'Zombieland') have all landed series regular roles on the former AMC crime drama and will join Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as they reprise their characters, Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, for the show's last six episodes.
Netflix promised in the November release that the series would "serve as a conclusion" to the story when it picks back up with a brand new mystery, revolving around an all-boys military academy located outside of Seattle.
Beaumon will play Lincoln Knopf, a deeply troubled boy who wears his anger and instability on his sleeve. He's also said to have a specific hatred toward women — an anger that seems as though it may erupt at any moment.
Meanwhile, Meaden has been cast as the charismatic and attractive A.J. Fielding, an overachieving student who thrives at the academy. Students and administrators regard him as a leader and success story.
Then there's Ross's character, Cameron Stansbury, who's considered to be the black sheep of his wealthy, well-connected family. Described as a "gentle soul," Cameron's a bit of an underdog, who's been battered most of his life by the competitive world of Seattle's best and brightest.
Speaking of which, 'The Killing' has served as somewhat of an underdog itself, having been canceled twice on AMC before finally being revived by Netflix last November. The cabler first axed the series back in 2012, following two acclaimed seasons.
And though its third season opened in June 2013 to a steady 1.8 million viewers and generally positive reviews, its ratings significantly dipped over the course of the 12-episode arc, leaving another pick-up by the network less than likely.
Creator Veena Sud will be back at the helm as showrunner/executive producer with production on the show scheduled to begin later this month.