‘The Killing’ returns June 2 on AMC


Akron Beacon Journal

Q. I thought The Killing was to come back to TV. Did I miss it because of a new title?

It’s still called The Killing, and the third season will begin June 2 on AMC. According to the network, the new season begins one year after the close of the Rosie Larsen case. Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) no longer working as a detective. But the search for a runaway girl leads to a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden — and draws her back into her old life.

Joel Kinnaman returns as Linden’s ex-partner, Stephen Holder, while new cast members include Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz.

Q. Could you tell me the status of Rookie Blue? Also, what city is the show supposed to take place in?

The police drama returns to ABC’s lineup on May 23. Shot in Toronto, the series is vague about its setting; the cars and shoulder patches just say “police,” but close watchers have noted references to Canadian locations. This will be the fourth season of the series. The first two are available on DVD and Blu-ray, with the third due on DVD on May 7.

Q. Is Long Island Medium returning?

According to TLC, it will be back in May.

Q. Can you shed light on whether the American versions of The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest will ever be made? I enjoyed all three Swedish movies and the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The 2011 English-language Dragon Tattoo, starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, was reasonably well-received at the box office, but the second film seems stuck. Director David Fincher said last summer he was “trying to figure out a sequel,” and there have been reports that Craig wants a bigger payday.

Q. Could you tell me when actor Raymond Burr was born and when he died? Also, how many shows did he star in? I am a big fan.

Burr was born in Canada in 1917 and died in California in 1993. His most famous role was, of course, as Perry Mason in the lawyer series of the same name from 1957 to 1966. In 1967, he began starring in Ironside as a detective in a wheelchair; that series ran until 1975. (A new Ironside starring Blair Underwood reportedly is in the works.

In 1977 came the short-lived Kingston: Confidential, with Burr as a communications company executive and former reporter who took on investigations. Burr also starred in a couple of dozen Perry Mason reunion movies from 1985 to 1993, and an Ironside reunion movie in 1993.

Burr had a movie career before Perry Mason that included memorable turns in Meet Danny Wilson, the original Godzilla, King of the Monsters and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

Send questions to TV Mailbag, Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44309 or rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com. Replies cannot be guaranteed.

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