After months of protracted negotiations, which included reaching out to Netflix as a means of keeping the series going, AMC has come to terms with Fox Television Studios to resurrect The Killing for a third season. The previously canceled series will return to AMC with Veena Sud resuming her position as executive producer, writer, and showrunner of the crime drama, which stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Seattle police detectives. Producers have made a commitment to telling a new, self-contained mystery over the course of the 12-episode season, which will be resolved by the finale. I can only imagine this is in response to the enormous amount of criticism Veena Sud, and the series, received for stretching out the Rosie Larsen case over two seasons. The original Danish series, Forbrildsen, from which The Killing is adapted, solved the mystery in one season – however, it was a season of twenty episodes, to The Killing’s thirteen.
The new season will follow Detective Linden (Enos), in retirement from police work in the year following the resolution of the Rosie Larsen case, as she’s roped back into the investigation of a grisly series of murders connected to one of her previous investigations. Drawing her back into the web is a call from ex-partner Stephen Holder (Kinnaman), whose search for a runaway girl intersects with the string of killings.
“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,” said Sud. “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 3.”
Production on Season 3 begins February 25 in Vancouver.
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