AMC Renews The Killing for an Open-and-Shut Third Season

AMC just can't quit The Killing. Despite canceling the crime drama after a not-great second season that itself followed a Season 1 finale that nearly started World War III, the show has somehow found its way back onto AMC's schedule. Season 3 will consist of 12 episodes, and production on the show starts in late February, putting it on track for a summer or fall release.

The new round brings back all the key components: Stars Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder) will return, and the heavily criticized Veena Sud reclaims her role as executive producer and showrunner. But Sud has learned from her critics, and Season 3 will feature an all-new case that AMC promises will be wrapped up (or "resolved," in the network's words) by the time the finale ends, according to its press release. The setup will find Stephen working on a murder that ties into an old case Sarah worked, bringing her back into the fold.

As for the Netflix involvement that started the series' resurrection in the first place, negotiations are still ongoing. But any chance of Netflix getting first-run rights is gone.

I'm so over The Killing. How about you?




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I was utterly baffled by the choice of not wrapping up the first case in the first season, so I couldn't help but feel smug when they were cancelled because they had it coming. But I do think the show has the ability to make a comeback if it can recreate the buzz it had in the first season. I'll check it out again, I just hope Veena Sud has learnt her lesson.
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I still don't really see why people we so upset about the series 1 finale. I think everyone was upset with the red herrings and just needed some closure, but I don't know why the season finale was supposed to be such a huge cutoff point in everyone's mind. I'm glad it's coming back and hopefully they get into Linden's past and mental state more than they did.
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They lost me after that first-season-finale BS. Not just the non-ending part of it, but the crappy attitudes in quotes afterward. I refused to watch another episode, and was glad it was cancelled. A shame for the actors, though, they were so good...
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Finally some good news in TV world. Damn I shouldn't have deleted its DVR series recording...
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Really happy - I love the Danish version but The Killing is great in its own right and I like the addition of the Holder character with his own personal demons but with a growing partnership with Linden. Splitting one murder mystery over two seasons was a stupid decision but otherwise I loved the series and I will be glad to see what this new season brings....
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If they stick with the original scripts it'll be the army unit and Afghanistan story, which will fit neatly into 12 episodes while moving at a much faster pace.
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So cool. When it ended on that note, and then later I hear the show being canceled, I was like "Well that sucks". Really like the characters. A little slow, but well worth the wait.
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I personally love slow burners and this show sure did burn slow. However, in doing so it got me really invested in the characters.
Yes, season 2 dragged a little but if you watch them back to back it's damn good stuff!!
Looking forward to season 3 especially if you know there's going to be closure at the end of it :)
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that news made my day..i loved the Killing,always thought it was one of the best shows at the time.
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I actually loved the second season and thought it was one of the best shows on air last year. The finale to the second second season was perfect in every way and doubled as a series finale, so it would've worked out either way. I'm eagerly looking forward to the season if only because I want to know more about Linden's past which was heavily hinted at throughout Season 2. After all, the show pretty much revolves around Linden and her obsession to solve cases.
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I'm so into The Killing. How about you?
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Great news!!! I love The Killing...
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I loved The Killing at first, but there were so many contrived "red herrings" that it became frustrating to watch. I stuck with it because they said the case would be solved and I thought the acting was fantastic... but after the awful twist at the end of season 1 I decided I wouldn't watch anymore.
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I love that there's at least one mystery show on TV... I just hate it's the disappointing The Killing.
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Why waste your time with the killing? AMC should get the ol' Rubicon team back together. Like the Killing, that show moved too slow for some viewers. Unlike the Killing, it turned out to be absolutely brilliant and deserves revival.
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the story Killed this show. l
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Second season is okay for like 3 episodes but somewhere before the 6th I felt as a viewer creative juice is running low but I'm happy that they have been given another chance. If there's one thing The Killing has edge is casting, flawless acting. I'll be watching too.
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I loved this show, great performances all around. I don't know why everyone was so hard on it. I personally loved the fake twist at the end of season 1
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The first season was amazing, the second felt tacked on and overlong. The story should have been dealt with in 12 to 16 hours, instead of 28. But I'll give the third season the benifit of the doubt, based on the quality of the first season. The acting, characters and emotions were handled well, and some of the plot was well done, so it does still have some potential in my opinion. I'm not sure the decision of adding a third season will be a smart one financially, since only some of the viewers will be back after the slow second season.
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Honestly, I could not be bothered about this US show as the original Danish show is such a brilliant piece of television. Why waste time with a lesser version?
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This is a show I like and I am happy that is coming back.
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yeahhhh i'm sooo happpyyyy - shows like this need to be given a chance!
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more holder, less linden.... MIGHT WORK.
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This show has been more innovative than Awake, Lost and Last Resort combined.
Love or hate it, it made people jump out of their chair in a way that is rarely seen. Plus the original show it's based on holds a level of quality not seen in US procedurals for a long time.
Hope Season 3 will be a success
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I think the structure of the show was a nice counterpoint to all the shows where the cops can solve an intricate, convoluted crime in an hour (minus commercials and time for a B story).
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What's the point? The story was concluded.
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they hinted at resurrecting that old case at the end of last season so this is cool. at the very least they can give that plot device some closure. I think that if they condensed the first story to only one season then we wouldn't be asking why but asking when it's coming back!
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I think i watched the first episode of season two but could't bear it anymore. Just awful.
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One case each season and a new case every season this format would guarantee the show ran at least 5 years. Why the hell didn't they start that model from the beginning, did Sud think she'd get syndication on one case?
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This is one of the best Danish series ever.Of course I am elated!I hope this will ba a great season.
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They mentioned Linden's first case a few times last season and I was really hoping they'd go a different direction this season. I think the acting on the show is great, but I'm not convinced these writers can keep a cold case interesting for an entire season.

I'll still watch, but my expectations for The Killing have dropped dramatically after the first season ended.
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There's new case that is connected to the old case: "The setup will find Stephen working on a murder that ties into an old case Sarah worked, bringing her back into the fold."
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Really glad to see it back. While not amazing, I always found the performances and atmosphere to be really good. I much prefer this kind of crime drama over the procedurals.
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My thanks to AMC for this final season of THE KILLING.
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Man. I still really liked the Linden and Holder scenes, but the rest just really dragged the show down. I don't even remember if I saw the end of season 2. Who killed Rosie, again? And do I even still care?

(No. I do not.)
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LOL
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I'll watch. I don't love it. It's not compelling. In fact, it's often boring. But, alas, I'll still watch.
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This show has definitely earnerd a final opportunity, and thanks to AMC and NetFlix, we'll have a closure, I hope we all enjoy this last episodes.
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I'll watch it because I really like the characters of Linden & Holder, but it'll just be something to pass the time. After the way the first season ended most of my enthusiasm for The Killing was gone.
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I'm so happy right now! I love The Killing. Can't wait to see Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman working together again.
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Oh, those AMC guys really like The Walking Dead.
Just kidding, I mostly liked The Killing and will be back for season 3.
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man i am definitely ready for season 3. love this show
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people, give the killing another shot, it has its faults but you cant tell me that you became so uninterested on who killed Rosy Larson. Ill be back for season 3 and I hope you will be too.
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Oh.
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