'The Killing' revived for Season 3: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and Veena Sud return for 12 episodes in 2013
But the most important news of all: "Season three will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes." It's right there in the official announcement, they swear!
The announcement also provides a clue to what that new case will be: "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."
She tried to get out, and they pulled her back in! Just like "The Killing's" audience.
Filming for Season 3 begins Feb. 25 in Vancouver and it sounds like we're unlikely to see any of the other regulars from the "Who Killed Rosie Larsen days?," including Billy Campbell and Emmy nominee Michelle Forbes. (Good for them, really!)
Although there is no mention of Netflix in the official announcement, Deadline reports that there are ongoing negotiations with the online streaming service for a second window.
"I couldn't be happier to know that I will be returning to work with AMC, FTVS and Mireille and Joel on what is and has always been a passion project for me. To the fans that have supported the series, thank you for doing so. My team and I will work hard to deliver the best story that we can for season three," Sud said in the statement. So there you go.
Are you excited to watch another season of "The Killing"? And does knowing they promise to wrap up the case in a single season make a difference?