The Walking Dead
isn't the only show on AMC about coming back from the dead. After long negotiations, the network has officially confirmed that The Killing
, which was canceled in July, is coming back to life.
In a deal with Netflix, AMC has agreed to resurrect the murder mystery drama set in Seattle. Production will begin in February.The Killing
season 3 will air on AMC and run for 12 episodes. And in order to avoid the outrage over the first two seasons, it's confirmed that the show will feature a brand new mystery that will be resolved by the end of the season.
Emmy nominee Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman will return as detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder. However, Billy Campbell will not return as Darren Richmond, and neither will Rosie Larsen's parents, played by Brent Sexton and Michelle Forbes.
Season 3 begins one year after season 2 ended, with Linden no longer a detective. But Holder's search for a runaway girl uncovers a gruesome series of murders that connects to one of Linden's old cases, and so she gets pulled back in.
The new case on The Killing
will feature a whole new set of characters and potential suspects. Here are some of the new faces
Tom Seward: A death row inmate preparing to die for the murder of his wife.
Damette Lutz: A terrible mother whose 15-year-old daughter Kallie goes missing.
Bullet: A tough teenager who watches over girls on the street, though secretly he's female.
Tiny: An underage hooker who Bullet loves.
Twitch: An underage hooker and aspiring rapper.
Alton Singleterry: A manipulative young gang member.
Ed Skinner: Linden's former partner, a good guy who had an affair with a co-worker.
Clearly underage prostitution is going to be a major theme for The Killing
season 3, which seems to be at the opposite end of the spectrum from the high-end Beau Soleil escort service featured throughout the first two seasons.
Are you excited for The Killing
to return, especially since they're promising to introduce a new case and solve it within the span of just 12 episodes instead of dragging it out over two seasons?(Image courtesy of AMC)