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AMC's 'The Killing' Rises From the Dead for Lower Budget Third Season

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 16, 2013 at 1:09PM

Six months after AMC's "The Killing" was killed off following its second season, the cable network has renewed the show for a third season. Stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are both set to return to the series.
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"The Killing"
"The Killing"

Six months after AMC's "The Killing" was killed off following its second season, the cable network has renewed the show for a third season. Stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are both set to return to the series.

Showrunner Veena Sud and her team have been busily working in the writers room for weeks now. Production is set to begin on February 25 in Vancouver.

"The Killing" angered many fans after its Season One finale, which did not answer the show's much-publicized tagline, "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" The mystery was eventually resolved at the end of the second season, but by that point ratings had dipped considerably.

Reportedly AMC will diminish its license fee and Fox TV Studios, which produces the show, will lower production costs in order to make the third season financially justifiable.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.