9:21 pm - 12/01/2012

The Killing season 3 happening, return is set for May 2013.

At the end of July, AMC closed the curtain on "The Killing" after a disappointing second season that saw flagging viewership and overall criticism for an arc that routinely saw the narrative spin its wheels. But, less than a month later, word emerged that both Netflix and DirecTV came calling, looking to team up with Fox TV Studios to revive the show. Then, a few weeks ago, AMC was back in the game, with reports that they might team with Netflix to make the third season happen. And well, for fans of the show, the good news is that the show is definitely coming back.

AMC has now set a late May 2013 bow for the third season, with development starting imminently. While Netflix's involvement isn't yet confirmed -- the deal hasn't been finalized -- it does seem as if AMC will be partnering with somebody to help share the costs, which seems to be the reason "The Killing" is coming back at all. As for the storyline, there's no word yet, however, Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos last we heard were apparently both already signed to return (though Variety suggests this may not be the case, but we can't really see the show happening without them) while Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton may not come back. Billy Campbell is also uncertain at the moment.

Either way, "The Killing" really has to come back ferociously and with some purpose if it wants to survive past the third season. As we wrote about season two, "[it] soon turned into an irritating jerk around, resulting in a kind of blue balls for the audience." Hopefully the writers and showrunner Veena Sud have heard the criticism and are ready to have this show live up to its potential.

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homicidalslayer 2nd-Dec-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
Even for white people, those people are white. Not only the race but the hue.
michelleantonia 2nd-Dec-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
michelleantonia 2nd-Dec-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
So true. WHen I lived there, I turned blue and all my hair fell out, no joke LMAO
crazyventures 2nd-Dec-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
They're supposed to live in Seattle, so the look is pretty fitting imho

I look that white and I live in San Diego now...oops
tangerinefriday 2nd-Dec-2012 05:44 am (UTC)
PRAISE JESUS!!! I need Linden and Holder to complete my life.
tangerinefriday 2nd-Dec-2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Now I just need The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Chicago Code, and Rome back. And a Deadwood movie. After that, you are all welcome to kill me, go for it.
su20 2nd-Dec-2012 05:48 am (UTC)
Just watch the danish version it's much better and there are english subbed versions streams available online

asmallwonder 2nd-Dec-2012 06:24 am (UTC)
very brave to conclude the original, european version of a show is superior to its american counterpart
moulinette 2nd-Dec-2012 07:17 am (UTC)
MTE. Sarah Lund <3
orlandabloom 2nd-Dec-2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
Do you know of any streaming links of the third season? I'm abroad and can't access iplayer :(
su20 2nd-Dec-2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
yaas. Season 3 available with subs aswell http://watchseries.li/season-3/the_killing_%28forbrydelsen%29
chainsaw_apple 2nd-Dec-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
The Danish version doesn't have Joel Kinnaman
cleanburritos 2nd-Dec-2012 05:48 am (UTC)
I feel like Mireille and Joel are trying to kick off their movies careers, not contractually show up for this dead show on freaking Netflix.
michelleantonia 2nd-Dec-2012 05:53 am (UTC)
Their movie careers could never deliver on the same quality as this show. They're in shit like World War Z and Robocop... they're not gonna be in arthouse movies (and even when they are, it's absolute tripe like Lola Versus that Joel was in). There's just about nothing that will give them as good material to work with as tv, esp this show.
tangerinefriday 2nd-Dec-2012 05:53 am (UTC)
Well, she's been *the wife* in two reportedly SHITTY movies (WWZ and Gangster Squad) and he's had a cameo in the Dragon Tattoo movie and he's Robocop v2.0. LOLL. I'd go back to TV in an instant too.

Here they get to argue, make up, consider killing themselves, relapse back into drugs, go insane, get locked up, mistrust everyone, mistrust each other, lose kids, find kids. RN TV is like a hot steak, movies are cardboard pizza from last week.
backupblood 2nd-Dec-2012 06:58 am (UTC)
When the cancellation was announced both had said that they were sad to not be coming back, so I'm not surprised that they'd return.
michelleantonia 2nd-Dec-2012 05:48 am (UTC)


tangerinefriday 2nd-Dec-2012 05:55 am (UTC)
LMAOO the difference between the first two vs the second two is so confusing. I got whiplash
michelleantonia 2nd-Dec-2012 05:58 am (UTC)
It's hot men crying and ripping their clothes off, WHAT IS THERE TO CONFUSE!?!?
crazyventures 2nd-Dec-2012 05:58 am (UTC)
_teardust 2nd-Dec-2012 09:36 am (UTC)
Thank you for bringing that Wilson Bethel gif into my life. Unf.
redaodai 2nd-Dec-2012 05:50 am (UTC)
I wish some of my cancelled shows could be saved like this.
dmclaire 2nd-Dec-2012 05:51 am (UTC)
guess I'll watch season 2 since I put it off when it got cancelled
hypermuseic9 2nd-Dec-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
lol same here
la_guillotine 2nd-Dec-2012 05:52 am (UTC)
Holder was the only good thing about this POS show. I don't think I can deal w/a third season just for him tho.
squirrels_oh_no 2nd-Dec-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Where the fuck do I email Netflix to suggest better shows for them to pick up?

I still need Farscape Season 5!
bookwormrach 2nd-Dec-2012 06:05 am (UTC)
lmao mte
justmyowl 2nd-Dec-2012 06:01 am (UTC)

michelleantonia 2nd-Dec-2012 06:18 am (UTC)

I thought this was Senior Trip for a sec, those gifs are so hard to come by lol
eerriinn idgaf i love this show 2nd-Dec-2012 06:04 am (UTC)
idgaf i love this show and linden/holder
eerriinn Re: idgaf i love this show 2nd-Dec-2012 06:05 am (UTC)
haha idk how my comment got into the subject line too. weird but ok
tangerinefriday Re: idgaf i love this show 2nd-Dec-2012 06:13 am (UTC)
michelleantonia Re: idgaf i love this show 2nd-Dec-2012 06:15 am (UTC)
You're not alone. Haters can go take a dip in a lake in the trunk of a campaign vehicle LOL
existential Re: idgaf i love this show 2nd-Dec-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
me too! i can't believe the show is actually coming back lol
maria1221 2nd-Dec-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
hypermuseic9 2nd-Dec-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
so i guess this means i should catch up on season 2.

im glad. i really loved holder.
bbmaniac 2nd-Dec-2012 06:15 am (UTC)
how does this affect us, US outsiders, with no Netflix access or ever possibility of access?

I freaking love this show.
tangerinefriday 2nd-Dec-2012 07:00 am (UTC)
It going to be airing on AMC anyway. I'm sure you can jack it off of torrent or filesharing just like before, no problem.
justrachna 2nd-Dec-2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Ugh amc bring back rubicon instead
asmallwonder 2nd-Dec-2012 06:34 am (UTC)
i tried really hard with rubicon but.....woof.
tangerinefriday 2nd-Dec-2012 06:59 am (UTC)
Yesssss, mte. I thought I was the only one. I kept waiting for a big twist to come at any moment, after 8 eps I gave up.
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