Joel Kinnaman, who co-stars with Mirielle Enos in the US version of The Killing, says he’s ready to return for a third series, although it’s still unclear whether it will return after this weekend’s finale.
Season 2 of the AMC drama series concludes this weekend in the US, with the identity of Rosie Larsen’s killer finally being revealed. Controversially, the first season of the hit show ended in 2011, leaving the whole murder plot up in the air.
Kinnaman – who plays Detective Stephen Holder in the show – says he’s happy to return if and when a third series is given the green light by TV executives, even if he has to make it himself. “I’m planning on doing the third season […] I’ll go up there and shoot it myself,” PA reports.
The Killing – which is based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen, which stars Sofie Gråbøl as Detective Inspector Sarah Lund – also stars Mirielle Enos as Holder’s partner, Detective Sarah Linden, Liam James as her son Jack, Billy Campbell as Councillor Darren Richmond – who was accused of Rosie’s murder at the end of season 1 – and Brent Sexton as Rosie’s father, Stan Larsen. Gråbøl plays Deputy Attorney Christina Niilsen in the US version.
Joel Kinnaman can still be seen in the concluding part of the second series of The Killing in the US this weekend and in the UK in July. Season 3 of the Danish version, again starring Gråbøl, is currently in production. Ahead of a decision on a third season of the US series, Kinnaman is preparing to play the title role in José Padilha’s 2013 RoboCop re-imagining.