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12 Episode 'The Killing' Season 3 Starts Shooting Next Month, Mystery Will Be Solved By End Of Season

by Ken Guidry
January 16, 2013 9:57 AM
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When it was announced last month that "The Killing" was close to returning to AMC for a third season, there was admittedly some hesitation to fully embrace the news. While the show began with promise, its second season was considered a disappointment by many. In spite of that, AMC and Fox Television Studios continues to move along with the struggling series as production on "The Killing" officially starts next month in Vancouver and, this time, they’ve announced that the case will be resolved at the end of the season.

Executive producer/showrunner Veena Sud will be coming back and, as expected, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman will be reprising their roles, but Billy Campbell, Brent Sexton, and Michelle Forbes will not be coming back. So what will happen to Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder this time around? The plot, as revealed from AMC’s press release: “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.”

No word on when the show will start airing, though a fall release is most likely. We can only hope that the third season will indeed be a marked improvement over the last one, especially considering how much trouble the producers seemingly went through in order to get the show back on the air. AMC has decided to give the show a second chance, will you?

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  • Kelly-Ann | March 9, 2013 10:19 PMReply

    Absolutely loved this series; the mood, the mystery and the man...Joel K. Glad to know AMC is bringing it back. Season 1 was incredible. Season 2 had plenty to offer as well, but I agree that condensing it to one season per crime will pack more punch. The fall is an ideal season to roll out season 3. Looking forward to it.

  • jane | March 5, 2013 2:55 PMReply

    Love this show.

  • james | January 16, 2013 10:13 AMReply

    Jeez. You guys really hated The Killing didn't you? I don't get it. I thought it was an excellent show. The idea that its quality was somehow lessened because it took 2 seasons to reach the denoument is like saying (ok, sorta like saying) people only watch Chinatown, or any good mystery for the ending. It doesn't make sense to me. Like all good stories, the story was about the telling, not just the ending. It was two seasons of great drama, with a story driven as much by character development and revelations therein as its murder mystery plot. It made for a gripping show. One I kept tuning in for, in any case.

  • Jacque DeMolay | January 16, 2013 1:30 PM

    I gotta back the Playlist up on this. I thought the pilot episode was one of the best episodes of television I've ever seen. Halfway throught the first season, though, it was clear that they were stringing us along and artifically dragging things out to prolong the mystery. That wouldn't be so bad if it were more interesting in other ways, but the murder mystery was really the only thing the show had going for it. Well, that and a stellar cast. Even if the characters weren't very interesting and the plot developments usually felt more like "filler" than an actual story, the cast was more than a match for the material written for them.

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