'The Killing' Returns to AMC With a Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, June 2 at 8PM

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March 29th, 2013


via press release:




Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz Join Returning Cast Members Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman For Third Season


New York – March 29, 2013 - AMC announced today that the critically acclaimed drama “The Killing” will return for its third season with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m ET/PT. The new season, which stars Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder) along with new cast members Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz, is executive produced by series creator Veena Sud, and will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of ten episodes, ending with a gripping two hour finale.  


Season three begins one year after the close of the “Rosie Larsen” case (the focus of the series’ first two seasons) with Sarah Linden (Enos) no longer working as a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder's (Kinnaman) 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.


“We learned so much from the first two seasons of “The Killing” and are thrilled to be bringing it back with the elements that the fans loved,” said Charlie Collier, president & general manager, AMC.  “Veena’s captivating storytelling along with the performances of Joel and Mireille, and the rest of the exemplary cast, will remind audiences of what they loved about the series and provide a season of suspenseful television.”


Added David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios, “From the beginning, Veena Sud has invested ‘The Killing’ with some of the richest characters on television, testing and sometimes trampling the traditions of the television procedural – and we’re indebted to AMC for the opportunity to present a third season.  We’re particularly excited by the new moves of our returning leads, ‘Sarah’ and ‘Holder,’ brought to life so beautifully by Mireille and Joel, as well as the addition to our stellar cast of Peter Sarsgaard in his television series debut, the brilliant Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz, and a cluster of newcomers whom we hope will dazzle the audience as this new season unfolds.”

Said executive producer and series creator Veena Sud, “I am grateful to AMC, Fox TV Studios and Netflix for their commitment to the show and their efforts in bringing ‘The Killing’ back to air. I’m also thrilled to be working with our incredible writing team as we continue to explore the lives of ‘Sarah’ and ‘Holder,’ who, like so many real-life detectives, grapple with the consequences to their own lives of a no-holds-barred immersion in the world of a homicide investigation.”

‘The Killing’ is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Veena Sud, Mikkel Bondesen, for Fabrik Entertainment, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin. Kristen Campo and Ron French serve as co-executive producers.


As previously announced by Fox Television Studios, which produces the series for AMC, and Netflix, ‘The Killing’ season three will be available to Netflix members three months after the season finale airs on AMC.

For more information, visit AMC’s press website: http://press.amctv.com




About AMC:

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing,” “Hell on Wheels” and “Low Winter Sun.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM


About FTVS:

Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. In addition to The Killing, the studio produces the hit series Burn Notice and White Collar, as well as the upcoming series Graceland, for USA; The Glades for A&E; The Americans for FX;, and the upcoming Maron for IFC. FTVS also is producing the pilots Sirens for USA, and Rita for Bravo, as well as TNT’s unscripted series Life Flight, which will air in 2014.

  • DenverDean

    Smart to run it over eight weeks, instead of 10. Looking forward to more Linden/Holder magic. Chemistry between Enos & Kinnaman ARE what made the show worth saving.

  • Oliver

    “critically acclaimed”? Hahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of ten episodes, ending with a gripping two hour finale.

    “We learned so much from the first two seasons of “The Killing” and are thrilled to be bringing it back with the elements that the fans loved,”


  • F.R.

    @DenverDean, I think they’re running it for 10 weeks, not 8.

    Previous press releases said 12 episodes have been ordered for the third season (1 less than what seasons 1+2 had).

    I think when this one says “ten episodes”, they mean 10 weeks where both the premiere and the finale are two-hour episodes.


    Week 1 – Episodes 1+2
    Week 2 – Episode 3
    Week 3 – Episode 4
    Week 4 – Episode 5
    Week 5 – Episode 6
    Week 6 – Episode 7
    Week 7 – Episode 8
    Week 8 – Episode 9
    Week 9 – Episode 10
    Week 10 – Episodes 11+12

  • João Paulo

    Can’t wait for the return I like the show.

  • DW

    great show. cant wait.

  • lys

    Love this show. Haters to the left.

  • Lodak

    Yay! I’ll agree with the haters, season one sucked, but season two was soooo good!

  • dan

    AMC. Add More Commercials.

  • Simon Jester

    Really looking forward to this. More Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, please!

  • martin

    loved this ShOW!!!!!!!

  • Evan

    Ahhhh I’m so excited but confused on how many episodes they’re getting. Now I’m confused what AMC is gonna do with Low Winter Sun. I was convinced that they were gonna air it behind Breaking Bad but now it seems like idk what. Also I can’t believe that they’re gonna air The Killing BEFORE Mad Men and Breaking Bad. They are seriously stupid when it comes to their scheduling.

  • Hugh

    Woo hoo

  • Jon

    The Killing aired at 9pm last season, Mad Men usually airs at 10pm as does Breaking Bad. I’m guessing Hell on Wheels will take over from The Killing in the summer then it’ll be The Walking Dead which I imagine will be paired with Low Winter Sun,

  • Bill

    Maybe I’ll catch it on demand if I hear good things. Still sour over season 2

  • Steve

    I would’ve been MUCH happier if they’d brought back “Rubicon” instead.

  • Feedback

    I zoned out after the first episode of the second season. Then I learned that the dumbass aunt was the one who killed Rosie. Hahaha what a joke. Stupid show, they probably wrote it on a napkin.

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  • Mon


    Me too!

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