The Killing lives. After initially being cancelled by AMC last July, and several months of negotiations between AMC and series producer Fox Television Studios, the network has announced that The Killing will be returning with a 12 episode third season, which is due to enter production on February 25th in Vancouver.
The show’s third season is set a year after closing the Rosie Larsen case and Sarah Linden is no longer a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind. Owing to the backlash that the series incurred by not revealing the murderer of Rosie Larsen at the end of season 1, AMC and Fox Television Studios have announced that by the conclusion of the 12th episode of season 3, this new case will be solved. Returning for season 3 is Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden and Joel Kinnaman as Stephen Holder, while Veena Sud – whom originally developed the series – will once again return as executive producer and showrunner.
Speaking of the renewal, Charlie Collier, President of AMC, said: “The Killing from day one has been a truly original take on the crime drama. Veena Sud and the rest of the talented creative team are hard at work shaping the lives of Linden and Holder, portrayed by the terrific Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. We’re so pleased to welcome back ‘The Killing’ for another season.”
Fox Television Studios President, David Madden, commented: “We have always believed in ‘The Killing’ and remain extremely proud of it, which is why we all worked so hard to find a scenario that could give it new life.”
While showrunner Veena Sud added: “I couldn’t be happier to know that I will be returning to work with AMC, FTVS and Mireille and Joel on what is and has always been a passion project for me. To the fans that have supported the series, thank you for doing so. My team and I will work hard to deliver the best story that we can for season three.”
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