The Killing Has an Official Return Date


The third season of The Killing that no one few people asked for has just cemented itself in my disbeliving brain as an actual, real, happening thing, because AMC has just announced a premiere date for Season 3: The canceled-and-then-uncanceled series will return on Sunday, June 2 at 8pm with a two-hour premiere.

When we last left Seattle—in what was ultimately a satisfying, if too late, finale—Detective Linden had seemingly walked away from police work. But Season 3 will waste no time getting her back in the game. From AMC:

Season 3 begins one year after the close of the Rosie Larsen case, with Sarah Linden no longer working as 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.

Joining returning cast members Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman for the new storyline will be Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas, and Amy Simetz. This is a talented cast! Now let's hope showrunner Veena Sud gives them some decent material to work with this time.


 

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Not as good as the original, but I still absolutely loved the American remake. I guess the typical American drama series is a whole other beast when compared with its counterparts from other countries. I can only speculate that that is why The Killing was not terribly successful over there. It wasn't the norm.

As an Aussie, I guess I've been exposed to drama from others parts of the world (predominately the US and the UK but others countries as well). I always found drama from the UK so much more rivoting... letting a story unfold in an interesting and unexpected manner takes presidence over finding the killer in 42 minutes.

When compared exclusively againt a network procedural, sure, I concede, The Killing was slow. However, I always found it interesting even when it went off on tangents that didn't necessary follow the Rosie Larsen case. The character development was great and the camera work was very atmospheric. Am totally looking forward to season 3.

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i meant, thank goodness, THE KILLING Sequel is ON. yeah!
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thank goodness! let them solve this thing and give them another case. this series is actually really smart.
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I don't hate it, I actually really tried to like it and I still think it's pretentious and boring. But I'm glad for the fans and really surprised that they are bringing it back. So, no Bill Campbell? Lol.
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Of course one should always watch the original instead of some american remake, but in this case I fear that both are way too sophisticated for an american audience who just seem to want to know who the murderer is.
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the synopsis for season 3 sounds good. we need a serialized detective series - the others are all wrapped up within the episode.
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Well, as much as I disliked Killing from second half of first season, I will give third season (and new story) a try. They should do that way in second season (not to drag one story through 2 seasons). And may be critics gonna like Killing again as they did during first half of 1 season. It would be interesting revival of the show. May be story was messing everybody up in 2 previous seasons. Let's see.
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I just finished joining this site because I want to say how much I love The Killing and can't wait for the new season. I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer that the actors didn't have anything good with which to work storywise for the first two seasons. That is nonsense. This site has been hating on this show from almost the beginning. I think The Killing had a lot going for it, and I preferred it to Homeland, another pretty good show that didn't wrap up anything in its first season.
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Shite! I had hoped the Zombies got her...
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Stopped in the middle of season 2 when I felt too drawn out. And I'm a man with patience!
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I could never figure out how the writers could stretch one killing and investigation into a series. Then I learned it's by going really, really, really in-depth with each and every character from every perspective... then throwing in something new and going over it all over again. Maybe this is what real police work is like and why so few crimes get solved if it doesn't happen in the first 48 hours.
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I guess I'll keep watching this show, I don't know why.
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Enjoyed it and looking forward to season 3!
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Surprised. Never watched the Killing, but everyone seemed to hate it after that fakeout at the end of season 1
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Looking forward to this show. No one does the unnerving, demanding and, yes, irritating name call out 'greeting' like Mireille Enos' Linden character to suspects etc.! And the underrated Joel Kinnaman's Holder (who does know he's white, honest!) is an excellent partner to Linden's short comings.
I just hope there's at least a couple of ep's like the powerful Missing from series one, in which we got to see some much needed bonding interplay moments with Holder and Linden.
The end of S2 did make me want, at the least, a dream sequence in which the two leads strutted into that conference room with an Uzi each. :(
Peter Sarsgaard and Elias Koteas should definitely bring gravitas. Not familiar with Amy Simetz...
Would it kill to put a direct link to The Killing homepage? Really. Tsk!
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I did watch it and see plenty reason to continue so.
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I didn't watch it and I don't see a reason to start now.
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Is the response to the above questions enough to scratch out the above statement that no one or just a few asked for a new season?
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I'm so excited about this show. I never understood why it was so hated. Is it slow paced? Sure but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. The acting is quality and the writing is quality. Mad Men is slow paced too, not everything can be Walking Dead. I also love that a show can be uncancelled - such a nice surprise. I wish I could uncancel Enlightened.
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Let the haters, for whatever reason, be haters. Let the people who like the show watch it in peace.
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Somebody really needs to explain the definition of "haters" to people online. Hating 1 thing for good reasons doesn't make you a "hater".
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You're right. I think the definition applies more to people who bother to spend much of their given time engaging in hateful comments. I mean, why log onto a site and comment on something perpetually just to breathe hate? Sure, you hate an episode, fine, you hate a show and want to get that through, fine, but there are a LOT of people who will post on this and others shows quite a number of times solely to say how awful they think it is. It ceases to be criticism and in some cases seems like misplaced anger giving way to some sort of personal vendetta. Why not post on something you enjoy instead?

Hell, even the mods of this site, to an extent, portray this show as nothing but a waste of time. In their case, at least, they are simply creating threads.
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Didn't like your assumption... my husband & me we're hoping that Killing will come back.. and we are very happy about it. Like the majority of the viewers that reply to the poll. No one uh?
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"The third season of The Killing that no one few people asked for..."

There's this concept called proofreading.....
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I still kinda sorta care. :-(
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Glad to hear it in the meantime get your fix by watching Top of The Lake on Sundance.
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2nd season was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
I was sad that it was cancelled. Now I am happy and excited.
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Great news ^^ I TKU is slow, dreary, and brilliant !

i prefer this version ! The original I stopped after two episodes...
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HOOOOORAAAAAY! ... said no one ever about the US version of The Killing.


Kind of kidding. I've seen both seasons, and I'll watch this next one too. I think I'm sorta in the middle in regards to the poll options. I'm neither excited or curious about it, and I don't hate it enough to hate-watch it, but I'll be watching nonetheless. I'm kind of ambivalent about it -- there are aspects I like, aspects I dislike -- and is basically just a time waster for me.
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Can I pay you to explain my feelings? Cause ^ this. All of dat.
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The original Danish series is one of the best I've ever seen in terms of suspense and pace of action. The American version was similar, but the American cultural treatment of the original European did not translate as well. The third installment has played this autumn and I haven't seen it yet, but I am very glad that this third season is coming back.
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I'm genuinely glad this show is coming back even though I think I forgot to finish watching season 2... It just flies under my radar (especially compared to fun-fests like Justified) and I forget it exists. I swear on Joel Kinnaman's scruffy mustache I'll do better this season!
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Oh, you should catch up on it, then! Don't tell me you've never found out who killed Rosie Larson?? Season 2 improved by leaps and bounds and the ending was quite satisfying to me.
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I *might* have found out who the killer is, but if I did I've completely forgotten. The Killing gives me amnesia! I'm not even completely sure that I didn't finish the season. What if I did and I just forgot :O

But I'm glad to hear it's ril ril good!! I'll have to play some catch-up this weekend.
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You should absolutely watch the rest of season 2, and if you are reading this comment, make it the last one you read before you either accidentally read a spoiler of the ending, or someone decides to be an ass and specifically post it to tell you. In this site's defense, I haven't really seen it happen more than once or twice, but STAY AWAY from youtube cuz that is asshole spoiler central. When The Killing first came on people just seemed to think that since it's a remake of a Danish series and they watched it that they should just post who the killer was. I made the mistake of sayinh who I thought it was the week before the first season finale, and someone just decided to say who the Danish version was! and his reason was just that he didn't like the US version! Thankfully from the start the producer promised they changed the ending/killer, and thanks to unnamed events in the season finale of 1 and first few eps of 2 I knew that they kept their promise, but still now that people know who the US killer is again makes this the last comment you read about it until u finish the season
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Ha ha - same here, sometimes. I watch so many TV series that I get mixed up from time to time. And some details just fade away...
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Excellent The Killing is back and I'm so excited!!! Oh yeah!!!
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Thoroughly enjoyed the first two seasons and delighted it's getting a 3rd season, if you don't like it, don't watch it, sure aint complicated.
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I am probably one of the few people at least looking forward to this in some sort of a positive capacity. So there you go.
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The Sarsgaard effect?
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Also: Why couldn't it have been the Elias Koteas effect?! ;)
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Nope. I actually like the show, despite the first season's over-reliance on horrible red herrings.
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So do I. I was a little pissed off by the end of season 1, although I still thought it was a solid show in terms of drama and acting. I really enjoyed season 2 and thought the ending was satisfying. I'm glad it will be back.
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I had some issues with how the big reveals in S2 played out, but overall, I thought that the second season was good.
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