Premiere Dates Set for TRUE BLOOD Season 6 and THE KILLING Season 3

     March 29, 2013


The premiere dates for new seasons of a couple of popular TV series have been announced.  First up, HBO’s True Blood will kick off season six on Sunday, June 16th.  The new season is the show’s first without creator/ex-showunner Alan Ball at the helm, and is also the show’s first season to have just 10 episodes.  All previous seasons of the show have been made up of 12 episodes, but the order was shortened this year.  Co-executive producer Mark Hudis took over as the new showrunner at the beginning of season six, but in the middle of production he himself was replaced by writer/producer Brian Buckner.  Hit the jump for more, including the return date of AMC’s resurrected drama series The Killing.

true-blood-season-6Little is known about the upcoming season of True Blood other than the fact that Robert Patrick’s character has been upped to a series regular and Rutger Hauer has joined the cast as a new series regular.  The most recent seasons of the show have been frustrating to say the least, but I’m interested to see what kind of direction it takes without Ball calling the shots.  My patience with the series’ ridiculous plotting is growing thin, though.

Additionally, the folks over at TV Line report that the third season of AMC’s The Killing will kick off on Sunday, June 2nd with a two-hour premiere.  The show was cancelled after its second season finale due to low ratings and lackluster critical response, but AMC reversed its decision later last year and decided to bring Joel Kinnaman’s Holder and Mirielle Enos’ Linden back for another go-around.  Season three will revolve around a brand new case that the network assures us will be solved by season’s end.

Season three’s events are put into motion when 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.  Peter Sarsgaard is onboard to play a death-row inmate, with Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island), and Max Fowler (F) also onboard as new editions.

What about you, folks?  Will you be tuning in for new episodes of True Blood and/or The Killing, or has your frustration level with the series gotten the best of you?



  • Halvard

    Can’t wait for new season for The Killing and thanks for the dates for one of my favourite tv shows the last 2 years.

    • Lauren Allison

      If you are a fan, you gotta follow @TheKillingonAMC on Twitter. They post all the new stuff about the show. Way better than the AMC website!

  • Barbafella

    Loved The Killing,moody,atmospheric with great characters,loved the two leads.

  • Chris Brandes

    Season one of ‘True Blood’ had 12 episodes.

  • Chris Brandes

    Season one of True Blood had 12 episodes.

  • MockingbirdGirl

    True Blood’s season was not shortened for “unspecified reasons.” From last August’s TV Guide interview with departing showrunner Alan Ball: “We’re moving production to January to accommodate [Anna Paquin's pregnancy]. And there will only be 10 shows next season partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics.”

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  • Lens Flares Suck

    Anything with Joel Kinnaman is worth watching. Looking forward to season 3.

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  • Christian

    If “The Killing” promises to solve its case by the end of the season, I’m in. For quite a while I put off watching season 2 simply because I thought it was ridiculous that it took two seasons to solve a murder.

    • Lauren Allison

      I was frustrated too, but having rewatched Season 2, I was totally impressed by the cast performances, especially Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. Season 3 is a must! I’ve been totally pumped about the new season since I follow @TheKillingonAMC on Twitter. You should too! They pointed me directly to this article! Awesome!

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  • jetblac

    The Killing was awesome, and I am patiently waiting for season three.
    I am guessing they got wind of the Robocop reboot and decided to hold on to Holder.
    Smart move one way or the other. I do not even care if they cannot solve the case by the end of the season. Make way for season four!

    • Lauren Allison

      And what about Mireille Enos in World War Z? The leads in The Killing are on their way to being BIG stars. I try to stay up to date on The Killing and all the other amazing stuff the leads are working on by following @TheKillingonAMC on Twitter. They have a great website too, but the Twitter link pointed me directly to this article. Come follow! Very cool Robocop pics!

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