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Heads up, Headstones, Flashpoint, Durham County fans; Hugh Dillon joins AMC’s The Killing

- February 17th, 2013

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Hugh Dillon appears to be “killing it” career-wise in 2013.

Sun Media/QMI Agency has learned that Dillon has been cast in the third season of AMC’s The Killing.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Dillon, formerly the lead actor in both Flashpoint and Durham County.

I loved this show. I mean, I love the shows on AMC, but The Killing was my favourite. I remember watching it in my trailer while doing Flashpoint and thinking, ‘This is an awesome show.’ And so it’s just surreal to be on it.

I start shooting next week,” added Dillon, who currently lives in Los Angeles. “It’s funny, it shoots in Vancouver, so I’m going home (to Canada) to shoot it.”

The Killing is a dark and critically acclaimed series starring Mireille Enos that found itself engulfed in controversy at the end of its first season. The marketing campaign repeatedly had asked the question, “Who killed Rosie Larsen?” but some fans were outraged that a last-minute twist kept that question unanswered heading into season two.

AMC executives were forced to apologize, and the ratings took a hit in season two. The Killing was cancelled by AMC in July 2012, but in January 2013 the network confirmed a change of heart and announced The Killing was returning for a third season.

Besides his new job on The Killing, Dillon has some TV projects in development in Canada, too. And he also is the front man in the reunited Canadian band The Headstones, who have a new album coming out this year.

It kind of felt like business as usual, because Flashpoint usually had a hiatus, so instead of coming back to Flashpoint, all of a sudden it’s AMC and the Headstones,” Dillon said.

(The Killing) is just a quality show in every regard. When you’re a fan of the show and then you get to be on it – I’ve never been in this position. I’ve started shows kind of from the ground up.

So this is just, wow. I’m super-excited.”

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