'The Killing' Officially Renewed for Season Three

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January 15th, 2013

via press release:





New York, NY – January 15, 2013 – AMC and Fox Television Studios (FTVS) announced today a new deal which will return “The Killing” to AMC for a third season. As part of the deal, Veena Sud returns as executive producer, writer and showrunner along with actors Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder).  Season three will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes. Production on season three begins February 25th in Vancouver.


“‘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," said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president. "We're so pleased to welcome back 'The Killing' for another season."


Fox TV Studios President, David Madden, said, “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.”


“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,” said Veena Sud.  


A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, 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.


“The Killing” is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen for Bondesen Productions.  Kristen Campo serves as co-executive producer.


The series premiered on AMC Sunday, April 3, 2011, with season two premiering Sunday, April 1, 2012. The Killing averaged 1.9 million viewers over the 2 seasons.


AMC’s Joel Stillerman, executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content, Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming and Jason Fisher, senior vice president of production oversee production of the series for the network.

  • Rod


  • DW

    news i like to hear. enjoyed this show. any show that pisses people off is my kind of show. :)

  • Mike W

    I like how in the press release, they have to mention that the case will be resolved in one season.

  • Common Anomaly

    “Season three will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes.”

    The case will be resolved but it won’t be solved.

  • DenverDean

    Excellent. JK and ME are fantastic together! I love the note that the case will be resolved in 12 episodes.

  • halloween

    So Netflix didn’t save it?

  • Alan

    I don’t like it, but it’s good to see that networks know when they screw things up and solve their mistakes…

  • Alan

    I wish The CW would do this with The Secret Circle :(

  • Cory

    Alright!! While I would prefer that Veena Sud find employment elsewhere, I can’t say I am sad this show is coming back. The 2 lead actors were so utterly terrific, that maybe a brand new case is what this show needs to reinvent itself. I very much enjoyed both seasons of this, even if it was filled with endless red herrings and many plot gaps. I’ll be tuning in to both this and Hell on Wheels on AMC this summer.

  • BearKat

    I wished Terriers and Lights out would be revived

  • JulieDawn

    Pleased to have this confirmed!

  • Bjm


  • FistToTheFishFace86

    Great news! S2 had problems, but still I always enjoyed The Killing. It’ll never top Forbrydelsen, which has now wrapped for good, but I’m happy to stick with this.

  • RJ

    Headline from premiere: The Killing Down 47% from Season Two Premiere. What a horrible show this was.

  • bBop

    brilliant news, this is an awesome show, the fact the murder wasn’t resolved in s1 never bothered me, i love this show – bring on season 3!

  • dgh

    How about AMC take some of The Walking Dead money and actually put some quality programming on its airwaves?

  • Simon Jester

    @RJ – If only there were some way you could avoid watching it

    Sorry, haters, but I’m thrilled it’s coming back. (Though I second BearKat’s motion to rescue Terriers next!)

  • BrieK

    I like this news. A season that doesn’t have to do with Rosie Larson will be refreshing. I loved the detectives, but the case got tired.

  • smg77

    They must be really, really desperate for content.

  • Evan

    Wow I’m actually shocked that Netflix isn’t involved and that AMC actually just wanted the show back because of a great pitch. I do see that they cut the order from 13 episode to just 12 so I’m guessing they cut the budget somehow. My guess is that originally they were going to partner with Netflix but then realized they could bring it back without them.

    Hope this season is really good I’m excited and so glad it’s back!

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