AMC's 'The Killing' to return for third season
January 16th, 2013
02:54 PM ET

AMC's 'The Killing' to return for third season

Roughly six months after canceling it, AMC is bringing back its rainy mystery, "The Killing."

The network announced a deal with Fox Television Studios on Tuesday that allows the drama to return to AMC with a third season and a new case.

Actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman will return, as well as Veena Sud, who'll again serve as executive producer, writer and showrunner.

Now that the (seemingly endless) Rosie Larsen case has been put to rest, "The Killing" will shift its focus to new crimes.

According to a statement from AMC, the third season will pick up "a year after closing the Rosie Larsen case," with Enos' Sarah Linden 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."

"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," Sud said in a statement. "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."

Production on "The Killing" will begin in Vancouver on February 25.

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  1. Trevanian

    Am looking forward to this SO much! Really sincerely hope & pray that AMC lets the show continue to be shot on FILM rather than digital – the guy who shot 2nd season was incredibly daring with his low-light choices, like David Lynch and Peter Deming on LOST HIGHWAY steroids!

    March 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Davina

    who knows.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Louise

    This program is only for adults who understand delayed gratification, which is what a good mystery requires. I love the show and very glad to see it return. I love to read so I get waiting for the end of the story.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yea man...

    make it nice like before...

    January 21, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. jj


    January 21, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. out i go

    i can do what i want personally i don't have to do this...tried to crush the work

    January 19, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. cassie

    Funny thing, I was just thinking about this show a couple days ago. I'm so glad they're bringing it back. For the people that found it boring, it's called a PLOT! If you only have the attention span of a gnat, then you're not going to be able to follow it. Good to see England isn't the only place where it rains constantly.

    January 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Reith

      You'd have to have the brains of a gnat to sit through another crappy season of The Killing. Just awful!

      January 22, 2013 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Carrie

    No way am I watching this again. The actors were stellar but the writers flat-out abused the audience. When it comes back, somebody tell me whether they finally figured out that cops probably have smart phones.

    January 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Misty

    Yea!! I was just thinking how much I miss this show. I am so excited to see it again!! 🙂

    January 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Worst show in history

    thank god i never got involved with it.

    January 17, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sheldon

    Loved the first season, but the second season seemed to drag on; the twists in the storyline often seemed very contrived. It came to a point that when they suggest they found the suspect, you knew it wasn't going to be that person. So, the show's suspense came to a halt for much of the second season, only to be revived when the viewer knew that we were getting closer to the storyline's climax.

    Great acting but everything before the end seemed like filler.

    January 17, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Boo

    I'm glad it's coming back. At least it's good drama and not some stupid "reality" show.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Techno Viking


    January 17, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kimberly Back

    I am so exhausted by allegedly witty commentary about the Rosie Larson case continuing through Season 2. "Oooooo, it's a '(seemingly endless)' murder mystery and I'm an amazing writer because I dropped that jab between parentheses." If you can at all recognize inventive writing, gritty drama, emotionally complex acting, and high-caliber suspense that actually paid off for once in what is one of the best resolutions to any crime drama plot ever orchestrated, then you can do nothing but applaud this phenomenal show. Suck it, naysayers.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. rosa

    Hopefully, the people who write and produce this show have listened to the complaints. I was not one who was dissatisfied with the show, though. I don't like CSI and find it boring, so we each have our own preferences. The acting in The Killing has been top-notch and I look forward to a new season. Thanks to whoever is responsible for giving the show another chance.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  16. friday

    k?–the show was perfect.

    January 17, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. Dennis Sousa

    I love this show and I'm glad its coming back.

    January 17, 2013 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  18. Zookeeper91326

    Thrilled! Excellent character development, brilliant writing, haunting cinematography. Hope the new episodes are as good as the last!

    January 17, 2013 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  19. 2 only for manly.

    kay? shhh

    January 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Snappy

    Love it! Looking forward to a new case with Holder and Linden.

    January 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  21. mixedupmom

    Looooovvveee the Killing

    January 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Manly Man---Name

    my guys friends say that when there are going out drinking...its going to be a manly man night..
    drinking, smoking, women, hot sweaty bar until 4am...lololol...

    January 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. all jokes manly man.

    that's all.

    January 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Pee Wee Morris

    I don't know why this was so hard for the writers and producers to grasp. They should have revealed Rosie's killer at the end of season one like was promised or assumed. Then come back for season two with a new crime, new characters and storyline. Keep some original characters, have them show up from time to time, but keep things fresh. Many people like Law and Order, this is the same concept, just more real and detailed when it takes 12 episdoes to solve the crime.

    January 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jane

      to pee wee morris – you are so right on! second season was a hot mess...i was so irritated (but watched cos i love the actors)

      January 17, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. empresstrudy

    Jesus Christ kill whomever made this decision. The slowest moving most boring series ever. They really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really overplayed their hand.

    I've never met anyone who CARED what happened. They simply watched week after a week like you stare at a car crash because you can't believe what happened. They watched the show because they simply couldn't understand how the show was going to drag it out some more even more and more and more. And more. And when the ending was revealed they said "Eh" and switched it off.

    The Killing was the Andy Kaufman of crime shows. The joke was on the audience who didn't know the show was making fun of them and hated them.

    January 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ariel

      Take your ADD drugs and watch Sesame Street. It's slated for people with short attention spans!

      January 17, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  26. Beaster

    Omigoodness!!! Thank u so much for bringing back REAL television DRAMA &SUSPENSE.

    January 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |

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