It's Official: The Killing to Return for Season 3 -- With New, Self-Contained Mystery

The-Killing-blogThe Killing has been revived.

The dark mystery series will enjoy life beyond the Rosie Larsen murder investigation when it returns to production in February.

Though the cable drama was cancelled in July “after much deliberation,” the new season definitely will air on AMC.

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Executive producer, writer and showrunner Veena Sud will return, as will lead actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. The new season will center on a new case, which — unlike the Rosie riddle — will resolve over the course of 12 episodes.

The show will pick up a year after closing the Larsen case. Linden won’t be a detective anymore, but when Holder discovers a string of horrific murders that connects with one of her old investigations, she’ll be drawn back into action.

Billy Campbell’s Mayor Richmond won’t be part of the third season; neither will Brent Sexton or Michelle Forbes, who played Rosie’s parents. New characters include Tom Seward, a death-row murderer reminiscing about his bloody past; Ed Skinner, Linden’s old partner who might have shared an extramarital moment with the redhead; and Dannette Lutz, a terrible mother whose 15-year-old daughter goes missing.

Any possible involvement by Netflix, as previously rumored, at this time is unclear.

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