"The Killing" has officially been brought back from the dead and will return for a third season, AMC and Fox Television Studios officially announced on Tuesday, E! News reports. Returning to the series are executive producer Veena Sud and stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Linden and Holder. Season three will begin production on Feb. 25 in Vancouver, Canada, and will be 13 episodes.
"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," Ms. Sud said in a statement. "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."
And a new season means a new mystery! Season three will open a year after the season two finale, which solved the Rosie Larsen case. Although Linden is no longer a detective, she's drawn back into the game when ex-partner Holder's search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that has a connection to one of her previous murder investigations.
" '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, portrayed by the terrific Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman," AMC's president Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We're so pleased to welcome back 'The Killing' for another season."
Fox TV Studios president David Madden said, "We have always believed in 'The Killing' and remain extremely proud of it, which is why we all worked so hard to find a scenario that could give it new life."