Earlier this year AMC announced that the US remake of the hit Danish show The Killing starring Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) and Mireille Enos (World War Z) had been cancelled after its second season. The news didn’t come as much of a surprise due to a very slow and erratic second season that wasn’t greatly received by viewers and saw a significant drop in audience numbers.
However for diehard fans of the show that centres on as a pair of Seattle cops trying to solve the murder of a high school girl, there is some good news. As reported recently by Variety it was rumoured that both Netflix and DirecTV were interesting in reviving the show. Subsequently, AMC seemed to have had a change of heart and it was also rumoured that the channel was perhaps looking to team up with Netflix to share costs and bring the show back to life with a third season.
According to Variety, the show’s writer Veena Sud (Cold Case) and executive producers Dawn Prestwich (Judging Amy) and Nicole Yorkin (Carnivale) will begin writing the third season of the drama imminently with a May 2013 date set by AMC for its return. There has been no confirmation of the involvement of Netflix as of yet but there are suggestions that AMC will be partnering with another company.
There also has been no word as to the storyline of the third season but fans of the show will be aware that the killer’s identity was revealed at the end of season two, so the new season is open to a brand new storyline and with both detectives Sarah Linden (Enos) and Stephen Holder (Kinnaman) having very interesting backstories yet to be explored, if the writers get the correct balance for Season 3, a real treat for could be in store for fans of the US remake.