It still rains a lot. But everything else has changed in the damp and deadly world of AMC’s The Killing for season three. Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) has quit Seattle homicide and lost custody of her teenage son. Her ex-partner Det. Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) has a new suit, new partner and an improved outlook on life. And the central mystery that reunites them isn’t solving one murder, but numerous, as a serial killer has been quietly preying on homeless street kids.
Showrunner Veena Sud spoke to EW about the new season of the show, the fate of which had nearly as many twists as the run-up to solving Rosie Larson’s murder last season. The Killing was effectively canceled by AMC. The show’s studio, Fox Television Studios, shopped the series around to other outlets, including Netflix. Eventually AMC, the studio and Netflix reached an agreement to reboot the show (The Killing will first air on AMC, then will be made available on Netflix three months after the season finale airs).
“It felt like a miracle that were were able to come back,” Sud says. “I feel incredibly blessed that there were so many people behind us returning.”
Sud says the new season picks up a year and three months after the conclusion of season two. Linden has quit the force, is working on a ferry and has taken a 25-year-old lover. “[Linden and Holder] have not seen each other since that day that Sarah walked out of the car and walked down the street and out of her old life,” the writer-producer says. READ FULL STORY