After narrowly avoiding the cancellation axe last year, The Killing has been revived by AMC and Netflix for a twelve-episode third season. Unlike the first two seasons of the series, though, the series won't focus on the murder mystery surrounding the death of Rosie Larsen. Instead, the series is going to focus on multiple murders. As in, a serial killer.
The new poster for the show's third season was released by Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday, and promises at least seventeen victims, marked off as tally marks ("and counting," the poster promises).
To be honest, I'm a little skeptical. Serial killers have become television's new trend, much like the supernatural was just a few years ago -- we've already got The Following, Hannibal, and Bates Motel to satisfy our needs for multiple killings. Does The Killing need to add itself to that list?
In any case, it looks like this serial killer mystery will in fact be over this season -- the series promises us that it plans to solve the mystery by the end of the third season.
What do you think of the poster? Will you be watching The Killing season 3?
The Killing season 3 premieres June 2 at 8/7c on AMC.