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The Killing: Season Three Coming to AMC June 2nd

The Killing season threeLast year, AMC cancelled The Killing after two seasons. The cable channel and the Fox TV studio were later able to work out a deal and a third season was announced. The new round of 13 episodes will kick off on Sunday, June 2nd, with a two hour premiere.

Here are some more details about what you can expect to see:

‘THE KILLING’ RETURNS TO AMC WITH A TWO-HOUR PREMIERE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2 AT 8 PM

Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz Join Returning Cast Members Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman For Third Season

New York – March 29, 2013 – AMC announced today that the critically acclaimed drama “The Killing” will return for its third season with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m ET/PT. The new season, which stars Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder) along with new cast members Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz, is executive produced by series creator Veena Sud, and will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of ten episodes, ending with a gripping two hour finale.

Season three begins one year after the close of the “Rosie Larsen” case (the focus of the series’ first two seasons) with Sarah Linden (Enos) no longer working as a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s (Kinnaman) 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.

“We learned so much from the first two seasons of “The Killing” and are thrilled to be bringing it back with the elements that the fans loved,” said Charlie Collier, president & general manager, AMC. “Veena’s captivating storytelling along with the performances of Joel and Mireille, and the rest of the exemplary cast, will remind audiences of what they loved about the series and provide a season of suspenseful television.”

Added David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios, “From the beginning, Veena Sud has invested ‘The Killing’ with some of the richest characters on television, testing and sometimes trampling the traditions of the television procedural – and we’re indebted to AMC for the opportunity to present a third season. We’re particularly excited by the new moves of our returning leads, ‘Sarah’ and ‘Holder,’ brought to life so beautifully by Mireille and Joel, as well as the addition to our stellar cast of Peter Sarsgaard in his television series debut, the brilliant Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz, and a cluster of newcomers whom we hope will dazzle the audience as this new season unfolds.”

Said executive producer and series creator Veena Sud, “I am grateful to AMC, Fox TV Studios and Netflix for their commitment to the show and their efforts in bringing ‘The Killing’ back to air. I’m also thrilled to be working with our incredible writing team as we continue to explore the lives of ‘Sarah’ and ‘Holder,’ who, like so many real-life detectives, grapple with the consequences to their own lives of a no-holds-barred immersion in the world of a homicide investigation.”

‘The Killing’ is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Veena Sud, Mikkel Bondesen, for Fabrik Entertainment, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin. Kristen Campo and Ron French serve as co-executive producers.

As previously announced by Fox Television Studios, which produces the series for AMC, and Netflix, ‘The Killing’ season three will be available to Netflix members three months after the season finale airs on AMC.

For more information, visit AMC’s press website: http://press.amctv.com

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About AMC:
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(r) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing,” “Hell On Wheels” and “Low Winter Sun.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM

About FTVS:
Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. In addition to The Killing, the studio produces the hit series Burn Notice and White Collar, as well as the upcoming series Graceland, for USA; The Glades for A&E; The Americans for FX;, and the upcoming Maron for IFC. FTVS also is producing the pilots Sirens for USA, and Rita for Bravo, as well as TNT’s unscripted series Life Flight, which will air in 2014.

What do you think? Do you plan to watch season three of The Killing? Are you glad that the show was “uncancelled”?

 

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Robert Arthurs May 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

The Killing is the only show I can ever recall that I looked forward to seeing the main characters, namely Mireille Enos “Linden” and Joel Kinnaman “Holder”. I love how Mireille Enos, the energy she has with the drive and determination to push through anything she feels she must in order to do the right by the victim and find the guilty is done with such humanity and the conflict that brings out in her of being a mother who loves her son with deeply caring determination to be there for them both, her family and the girl who she can deeply feel and see the horror as Rosie did in her final moments which is the point she is not seen as the victim, or a case. Linden is a war of conflict and she struggles with herself constantly. The complexity is riveting.
Joel is a balance of sorts for Linden just as much as Holden needs the discipline she brings him. The way they interact is complex and brilliant and works so well. Holden is the cool guy that gives him the edge to fit in where Linden would have more of a struggle. Holden is cool like he has lived on the streets but has fought his way out and yet he continues to fight his demons. The pair of them are real people.

I love this show and I can see an emptiness, a gap or hole in great programs if they cancel this show. I like a lot of shows yet if I miss one I know I can catch up in the next weeks episode. The Killing I have to see and don’t want to think of missing an episode. I wont even answer the phone while I am watching the weeks episode. The time it is on is the only thing I can think of why they feel it does not have as many viewers as they feel it is on. I can see a couple of nights they might try to air the show to maybe get more viewers. I am not a pro but I like it as it is. These are to that to me a couple of nights that TV is boring. Friday and Saturday nights. But like I said I am happy with Sunday.
Thank you and keep it on the air please! Also, I eagerly look forward to this new season starting next Sunday, June 2.
Sincerely, Robert Arthurs

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Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 7:15 am

Love this show. Can’t get enough of both lead detectives. Especially the Holder character who is so brilliantly written and acted!!!

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Janet LeBlanc April 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

We can hardly wait and are extremely glad that both characters Sarah Linden and Steve Holder will be back in their lead roles!!!

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