It’s back after all! After announcing its cancellation in July, AMC pulled an about-face by announcing Tuesday that it has ordered a third season of The Killing – but this time, the drama will be resolved in 12 episodes. Mireille Enos will reprise her role as Sarah Linden and Joel Kinnaman will return as Stephen Holder.
Veena Sud will also be back as the show runner. Production will begin Feb. 25 in Vancouver.
In November, talks were revived to bring the show back for another year.
Here’s the logline for the new season: A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, Sarah Linden is no longer 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.
The Killing from Fox TV Studios first premiered to critical acclaim (and an audience of 2.7 million) in April of 2011. But AMC and Sud ended up angering fans by declining to solve a mystery that viewers believed would be cleared up by the end of the first season. Instead, viewers learned who killed Rosie Larsen in season two, when ratings dropped.