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Johnny Ray Gill Cast As Series Regular On 3rd Season Of AMC's 'The Killing'

by Courtney
February 20, 2013 10:18 AM
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Johnny Ray Gill

Johnny Ray Gill (Harry’s Law, True Blood) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming third season of the AMC’s The Killing

Fans of the series will remember that AMC initially canceled the series last summer. The producers, Fox Television Studios, announced that they were attempting to shop the show to other networks, with DirecTV and Netflix said to be in the mix.

After some back-and-forth, finally on January 15, 2013, AMC and Fox Television Studios announced that the series has been renewed for a 12 episode third season. Production is schedued to start this month in Vancouver, Canada.

Johnny Ray Gill will play Alton Singleterry, described as "a low-level gangbanger who may be on death row but hasn’t let that dampen his spirit. While Alton may think he can dictate his own fate through manipulation and persistence, he will learn there are other forces in his world that can affect his trajectory in ways he could never have imagined before."

Gill, who received his MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego just 3 years ago, is relatively new to the business. According to his IMDB page, he burst onto the scene in 2011, with a series regular role on Harry's Law. So he's someone to watch,

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  • Miles Ellison | February 22, 2013 8:31 PMReply

    This hot garbage show should have stayed canceled.

  • ALM | February 21, 2013 4:58 PMReply

    He earned an MFA only to go on to play a gang banger? *Sigh

  • BluTopaz | February 20, 2013 8:19 PMReply

    A trend that needs to stop: men wearing grandma's earrings in both ears.

  • Kelea | February 20, 2013 2:51 PMReply

    Good to see he's finding work after Harry's Law. Really wasn't interested in the show when they revamped it and got rid of his character. Reading the character description, I'm interested to see where this character goes on The Killing.

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