TVLine reports that actress and filmmaker Amy Seimetz has joined the season three cast as a series regular. Seimetz, whose 2012 directorial debut “Sun Don’t Shine” was acquired for a theatrical release by Factory 25 last month, will play Danielle Lutz, described as “a hard-living, financially strapped single mother whose 14-year-old daughter goes missing.”
Showrunner Veena Sud is set to return for the third season of “The Killing,” as are leads Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. Elias Koteas and Max Fowler are, like Seimetz, new additions this season. AMC canceled “The Killing” in July of last year, only to enter into discussions with production company Fox TV Studios that led to the network announcing in January that the show would be coming back after all.
While the murder of Seattle teenager Rosie Larsen took up the first two seasons of the show, exasperating some viewers and critics, season three will focus on a new mystery, one that AMC has promised will be solved at the end of the ordered 12 episodes.
Seimetz is one of the stars of Shane Carruth’s much-discussed Sundance selection “Upstream Color,” and will also play a recurring role as an aspiring writer/bookshop employee and potential Chris O’Dowd love interest in Christopher Guest’s upcoming HBO comedy series “Family Tree.”