Following months of negotiations between AMC and Fox Television Studios, the two parties have officially closed a deal to resurrect the previously canceled mystery-drama The Killing. Veena Sud, who adapted the series to American television from its original Danish incarnation and served as showrunner, will return as will lead actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.
The show centered on the investigation by Seattle police into the murder of a young teen named Rosie Larsen. After premiering in 2011 to favorable ratings and good hype, the show quickly became a source of frustration for both critics and audiences due to the protracted nature of the central mystery. When the first season ended without the murderer being revealed, the show saw a significant drop in subsequent ratings.
According to a report by Deadline, the third season will pick up a year after the Rosie Larsen case. Lead investigator Sarah Linden (Enos) has retired from police work when a series of murders brings her back into the job. The new mystery is set to be resolved by the end of the season’s 12-episode run.
Production on the third season will begin Feb. 25 in Vancouver.