‘The Killing’ Season 3 Officially Announced

The Killing AMC Detectives Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos)

The AMC drama The Killing is getting a second chance at life by being renewed by – get this? – AMC for a third season.

As most TV viewers know, the cable series performed well during its first season and then faltered during its second, causing the show’s demise. But, in an unusual twist of fate, the series was given a reprieve.

AMC and Fox Television Studios worked out the new deal that will find writer and series developer Veena Sud back as executive producer, writer and showrunner and original series leads actress Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman also returning.

According to Charlie Collier, AMC President, “‘The Killing’ from day one has been a truly original take on the crime drama. Veena Sud and the rest of the talented creative team are hard at work shaping the lives of Linden and Holder. We’re so pleased to welcome back ‘The Killing’ for another season”.

Season three will span 12 episodes, taking place a year after closing the Rosie Larsen case. Sarah Linden (Enos) is no longer 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. Production on season three begins February 25 in Vancouver.

An official premiere date for ‘The Killing’ has yet to be announced, though.