When US cablenet AMC decided to cancel its remake of Danish crime drama The Killing after two seasons, there seemed no way back for the show.
The outcry from viewers when Rosie Larsen’s killer wasn’t revealed at the end of season one could be heard in Denmark and while the storyline was ultimately resolved at season two’s close, viewers failed to support it to the bitter end.
AMC then made the decision not to return for another season, axing the show in September last year.
Four months on, however, it seems AMC’s appetite for more of the series has returned after announcing it will reteam with producer Fox Television Studios for a third season.
Veena Sud will return as executive producer, writer and showrunner along with stars Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder).
More importantly, the new season will see Linden and Holder return for a new investigation that the network promises will conclude at the end of its 12-episode run, which begins production on February 25 in Vancouver.
The Killing is produced by Fox TV Studios with executive producer Mikkel Bondesen for Bondesen Productions. Kristen Campo is co-executive producer.
The US version is based on Forbrydelsen, which aired on Danish public broadcaster DR for three seasons.
Source: Futon Critic