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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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6 comments

  1. rosemary mutch | February 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Loved the Killing watched the first two seasons, great news that Hugh Dillon will be in the 3rd he was great in Durham County and Flashpoint.

  2. mary townsend | February 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    So good to see that Hugh will be on TV again here in USA. Looking forward to seeing it hope he has a big part in it

  3. Pat Carroll | February 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    This is such wonderful news. So happy for Hugh. Can’t wait to see his acting skills on this show. Thankful it airs in the US. Please keep us posted when it will be on TV.

  4. Ruth | February 20, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Loved Durham County and Flashpoint. Never seen The Killing.

  5. Charles | February 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Never heard of “The Killing” myself but enjoyed Hugh on Flashpoint. The Killing is just not advertised here in Arkansas. No idea why.

  6. Geraldine | March 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Does this mean Hugh might get the chance to act alongside Callum Keith Rennie again? As CKR has had a supporting part in The Killing??

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