Here's something you almost never see on TV: after being canceled by AMC after its second season, The Killing is being resurrected - by AMC.
The series, which from day one, has been a truly original take on the crime drama genre, was killed (pun intended) six months ago, and though there were rumors that Netflix might try to pick up the show for its third season, AMC has figured out a way to bring The Killing back.
This includes cutting the budget, and according to Deadline, only bringing back a few original cast members, like and (but not and ).
Season 3 will pick up a year after the Larsen case has wrapped, and while Linden will no longer be a detective, she'll be pulled back into work to help Holder solve another case. When her ex-partner's search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden she is, of course, drawn back into the drama she left behind. I'm a little perplexed by this news — beloved shows are canceled all the time, but rarely get a second chance like this.
It's a great show and would have been better if, yes, they had wrapped up the first season and moved on to a different case. The writing was pretty atrocious in the second season. I hope they get back on track, and I'm looking forward to more of Mireille and Joel - I feel like they can do a lot more with these lead characters. But, I'm wondering what you think; are you excited The Killing will be back, or have you already moved on?
Season 3 of The Killing will host 12 episodes and begin production in February. You can click the button at the end of this sentence to stay updated with the show's news. [[follow]]