The Killing’s third season wrapped filming here in Vancouver just last week with a last day in the studio.
Currently, as of writing this post we’re on episode six of the popular AMC drama which airs every Sunday night. Talk inevitably turn to “will we get another season?” whenever a show wraps filming. In the case of Continuum, we found out just before they wrapped filming the second season that a third was on the way.
We haven’t heard anything from AMC or the show’s creators if there will be another case for Linden and Holder to work on. Both lead actors are very busy pursuing movie careers right now with Mireille Enos currently staring alongside Brad Pitt in World War Z and Joel Kinnaman taking on the role of Alex Murphy in the upcoming RoboCop remake.
Will they want to make another season?
We have to remember that AMC made the decision to not renew the show after the second season, with FOX Television, the owners of the show, saying they were going to offer The Killing to other interested networks. There was mention that AMC decided to bring it back after a deal with Netflix to help fund the production of the show.
Incidentally, in the UK, Netflix has the exclusive rights to the third season of The Killing and airs them the day after they air in the US.
Ratings for The Killing’s first two seasons weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either. They did lose a lost of viewers for the second season of the show however, possibly due to the ending of the first season. I guess people thought they’d find out who killed Rosie Larsen at the end of season one, but it didn’t happen that way and people didn’t want to have to wait another season.
For the third season of The Killing they’ve done things differently. Veena Sud, the showrunner has said that we will find out who the killer is during the season. It follows a whole new investigation, although it does have ties to a case that Linden worked on prior to the Rosie Larsen case.
Things are looking good for the show currently. Viewing figures are steady and there’s a lot of talk about the show on social network site Twitter. Hopefully this all counts towards a decision for a fourth season. I personally would love to see the cast and crew back for a fourth season. It’s only of the few TV shows that we actually look forward to watching every week. So, what would it take to get a fourth season?
How much of a say do Netflix have in the whole process is something I’d like to know. Are they just paying for the rights to air the show or are they part of the production process?
I would love to hear what you guys think, so leave a comment and let’s get a discussion going.