If I was a producer of The Killing, which is officially returning to AMC sometime in May, here’s what I’d do for season three: make M. Night Shyamalan the showrunner, tap Aaron Sorkin to write a couple of episodes, throw in a few Smash-esque musical sequences and Happy Madison fart falls, have Ryan Murphy plot out the season-long arc, and recast Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman with Paula Deen and Guy Fieri. The show’s playing with house money as it is — be THE hate watch show to end all hate watch shows, The Killing. Instead, we’re getting this:
As part of the new deal with AMC, Veena Sud, who developed the adaptation of the Danish series and ran the first two seasons, returns as executive producer, writer and showrunner along with stars Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Stephen Holder). After the show received backlash from viewers for stretching the resolution of the case from the first season into Season 2, the producers are committing that the new mystery in Season 3 will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes. (Via)
And what will that new mystery be?
A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, 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. (Via)
Here’s a special sneak peek of the season premiere:
Stunning. On the plus side, when The Killing‘s done, Breaking Bad returns. So…is it done yet?