This season we bade farewell to lesbian characters on canceled shows like The New Normal, The Secret Life of the American Teen and Emily Owens M.D., but at least one network is adding a lesbian character to its roster. AMC has just announced that it’s adding a scrappy young lesbian character to its cult favorite series The Killing.
Relative newcomer Bex Taylor-Klausjoins AMC’s critical darling The Killing for its 3rd season, which begins June 2 with a two-hour premiere. The Atlanta native will play Bullet, a tomboyish, scrappy street kid and lesbian who is the self-appointed caretaker of all of Seattle’s street kids. She also pines for another street kid, a prostitute named Lyric. Over the course of the season Bullet will forge an “unlikely alliance” with one of the series’ main characters, Det. Holder (Joel Kinnaman) when his search for a runaway girl leads him to a grisly string of murders, according to a release from AMC.
Her plum role on The Killing is Taylor-Klaus’ first major role. She pursued both athletics and acting in high school playing on the varsity softball team and performing in her school’s improv troupe at a young age.
Bullet will have to settle with being Lyric’s close friend and protector, according to the release, but here’s hoping she’s able to find some love in a storyline that promises to be riveting if not singularly dark (which is pretty much The Killing’s raison d’etre).
The Killing, from showrunner Veena Sud, and adapted from a Danish series, made a big splash when it premiered in 2011 starring Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden, a detective obsessed with solving the murder of Rosie Larsen.
Acting vets Elias Koteas, Peter Sarsgaard and Amy Seimetz will also appear in The Killing’s third season.