TVLine reports that both Netflix and DirecTV are talking with Fox TV Studios to bring the show back for a third season. Wha? Yes, really. It's all every preliminary, and both outlets are remaining mum, but we're kind of baffled at what they see in the show. We'd have to wager it's due to the rising profiles both Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos. The former will light up screens next summer as "RoboCop," and in Sweden, he starred in "Snabba Cash II" this month which ousted "The Dark Knight Rises" from the top spot at the box office there. Meanwhile, Enos will be featuring in "Gangster Squad," "World War Z" and Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot" in the coming year. Having a show with both stars? Probably not a bad idea. At least on paper.
But will audiences even care? "The Killing" went out with a whimper and frankly, no one has really been clamoring for more. Given a second shot can the showrunners turn it around? If a third season crops up, will you be willing to tune in?