Frances Fisher seems to be killing it career-wise these days. TVLine has exclusively learned that the actress — who is currently co-starring in ABC’s freshman series 'Resurrection' — has also just landed the mother of all roles in the fourth and final season of 'The Killing.'
Fisher will play the estranged mom of Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) in the detective drama’s six-episode season on Netflix (formerly AMC) and will stay on for a multi-episode arc.
For those in need of a bit of a refresher regarding the gritty Seattle-set crime drama, Sarah was abandoned by her mom as a girl and ended up being raised in the foster-care system. And according to the official casting notice for the role, fans will finally learn what her mother has been up to during all of that time. Sarah will find her happy, well-mannered and well put-together, having “built a stable life” with a new, middle-class family.
As for how this revelation will impact Sarah, that's something we'll just have to wait and see for ourselves.
Fisher joins fellow Season 5 newbies Joan Allen ('Luck'), Sterling Beaumon ('Red Widow'), Levi Meaden ('The 100') and Tyler Ross (Amazon’s 'Zombieland'). Her other TV credits include a recent appearance on 'Castle' as well as roles on 'Touch,' 'The Shield,' and 'Torchwood.'
'The Killing' was canceled by AMC last year, only to be picked up by Netflix shortly after for one final hurrah. The last season will revolve around a murder at a military school.