It's official: AMC's hotly debated crime drama The Killing will return to the network for a third season, despite having been apparently canceled and then reportedly sold to Netflix to continue its life in the streaming service's lineup of originals. Rumors of the revival swirled last month, but the network confirmed the show's return to cable this afternoon.
The network is not keeping everything the same, however. For one thing, AMC was quick to say that the third season's case "will be resolved over the course of the 12 episodes," laying to rest the biggest complaint about Season 1, namely that viewers never found out whodunit.
Showrunner Veena Sud will return, as will actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. Production begins Feb. 25 in Vancouver.
“We have always believed in The Killing and remain extremely proud of it, which is why we all worked so hard to find a scenario that could give it new life,” said Fox TV Studios president David Madden.
The new season will jump forward in time one year after the resolution of the murder case that dominated the first two seasons; Sarah Linden (Enos) won't be a detective at the beginning of the season, but she'll be drawn into a case involving her ex-partner Stephen Holder (Kinnaman).