Today in show business news: AMC might have un-canceled one of its drearier series, the new Star Wars movie is moving right along, and get ready for The Carrie Diaries.
Remember when the Rosie Larsen murder was finally solved and everyone was really quick to pack up and get the hell out of rainy Seattle? Well, we might be trudging back. AMC is said to be in final talks with Netflix to bring back its mystery series The Killing, which would air first on AMC and then go directly to Netflix or something. The show's studio, Fox TV, already had Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman contracted to a third season, so they're stuck, and Veena Sud gave a good pitch, so AMC relented. How about that. Miracles do happen! Rainy, dreary, disappointingly solved miracles. What will this season be about, a Tacoma city council campaign? Let's hope so. [Deadline]
Speaking of resurrecting things that don't need resurrection, the horrifically misguided new Star Wars film already has a treatment, and it was written by the guy who wrote Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3. So it will be a bittersweet family story about change and growth set in a galaxy far, far away. Terrific. Can't wait. Hopefully C-3PO is living with a nice droid who can be played by Steve Carell and there will be a Randy Newman sequence involving Jar Jar Binks' funeral. This thing is supposed to come out in like two and a half years, so they've really got to get cracking. Write the full script! Add some snappy pop culture references to it and be sure to write a role for John Ratzenberger, it's in his Disney contract! Full steam ahead straight into the sun! [The Hollywood Reporter]