The network and the studio have finalized a deal after lengthy negotiations to resurrect the series, which was cancelled last July after two seasons.
Showrunner Veena Sud returns as executive producer and writer, and lead actors Mireille Enos (Det. Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Det. Stephen Holder) will also be back.
Season 3 will feature the Seattle crime-solvers working on a new case that will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes (assuming the showrunner has learned her lesson after the massive backlash the show faced after not solving “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?” at the end of Season 1).
The new storyline picks up a year after the Rosie Larsen case is closed and begins 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,” according to the release.
Production on the new season will begin February 25th in Vancouver.
“‘The Killing’ from day one has been a truly original take on the crime drama. Veena Sud and the rest of the talented creative team are hard at work shaping the lives of Linden and Holder, portrayed by the terrific Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president, in a statement. “We’re so pleased to welcome back ‘The Killing’ for another season.”
Fox TV Studios President David Madden added: “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.”
“I couldn’t be happier to know that I will be returning to work with AMC, FTVS and Mireille and Joel on what is and has always been a passion project for me. To the fans that have supported the series, thank you for doing so. My team and I will work hard to deliver the best story that we can for Season 3,” said Veena Sud.