AMCís cancelled drama The Killing might just rise from the dead. There are rumors that both Netflix and DirecTV are eyeing the series for a potential pickup. Both have already resurrected other series from cancellation, so itís entirely possible this one could be on the list as well.
There's bad news for those who've stuck by AMC's crime drama The Killing. The cable network has opted not to renew the series for a third season. On the bright side, at least fans were rewarded with the answer to the drama's biggest mystery: Who killed Rosie Larsen? The big reveal took place during the series' second and final season.
AMC The Killing program not only differs in its serialized approach to storytelling but also in its focus on character development, atmosphere and well, not providing many answers. Last week's "Ghosts of the Past," provided another solid episode in a second season that is getting ever closer to resembling the show that everyone was praising upon its debut. They still haven't solved the case of Rosie Larsson but tonight there seem to be some "Openings."
The The Killing on AMC had a phenomenal start. Raves and ratings came but as the first season played out or dwindled, so did the acclaim and the viewership. However, before the backlash could kick off, Veena Sud's The Killing was already renewed for a second season and that's why the investigation for Rosie Larsson's murder continues every Sunday night. And guess what? That's great because this season is quite strong and looks like it will only continue this week with "Ghosts of the Past."
The Killing had one of the most talked about season finale's last year. Whether they loved it or hated it, people just couldn't shut up about Veena Sud's adaptation of the acclaimed Danish program Forbrydelsen for AMC. Too bad all that talk didn't translate to ratings as the show returned for its second season last Sunday to less than stellar numbers. Those that did return, however, were rewarded with a premiere that addressed a lot of the problems that plagued the latter half of its debut season...
Damon Lindelof, a guy who knows a thing or two about dealing with fan expectations. After having been through the wringer with Lost's controversial ending, Lindelof stepped forward to defend The Killing, and by extension showrunner Veena Sud. He argues that holding back the identity of Rosie's killer was actually an incredibly bold move.
The Killing remains unsolved and the case resumes on AMC in less than two weeks. Okay, so maybe people aren't as exciting for the return of the moody and slow burning police procedural as they are about the seeing some dragons and dire wolves but it's about time AMC started advertising the second season of one of the most talked about shows last year. ere are the first two trailers for the return of The Killing.
Who killed Rosie Larsen? Well, your guess is as good as mine. And while, yes, I know a lot of you are probably saying, ďWhoa, spoiler, dude,Ē let me just say this: Itís better you know that the killer isnít revealed at the end of the first season. It will save you a lot of needless anger. Besides, you probably knew that already if youíve read anything about the show, as itís practically the only thing anybodyís talked about since the season ended, and for good reason.
After such a critical backlash, it is rather impressive that The Killing managed to live to tell the tale. Now a Homeland cast member is coming aboard for the second season of The Killing. TV Line reports that actress Marin Ireland, who portrayed the American-born terrorist Aileen Morgan in a few episodes of Showtime's Homeland, will join the AMC drama as Detective Holder's sister.
Oh, AMC's The Killing. I tried. I really did. I defended your pilot episode when one of my friends was ripping into it on Facebook. I focused on the stellar cast, even as they were given far little to do. I gritted my teeth through the season's murky pacing, telling myself that I'd made it that far, I couldn't bail out without at least finishing the season and finding out who the fuck killed Rosie Larsen. I'd made a certain commitment, after all, so I owed it to myself to stick around for that answer.
Death is a part of life, and itís also a big part of television. 2011 was no exception there. We took a look back at some of the more memorable deaths from TV this year. Whether they died by their own hand, their own sword, an oncoming train or at the hands of someone they thought they could trust, how each character died and how their death impacted the story factored into our choices as much as who the character was.
Although Desperate Housewives has its fair share of humor to go around, a lot of bad things do tend to happen on Wisteria Lane. Mark Moses, who plays Paul Young in the ABC series, is no stranger to murder mysteries, due to his involvement in the popular drama. Heís also no stranger to AMC, having played the role of Duck Phillips in Mad Men. And now it looks weíll be seeing him on AMCís The Killing.
Like it or not, AMC's The Killing is returning for a second season, and now it's been confirmed that Michelle Forbes, who earned an Emmy nomination playing Mitch Larsen, the grieving mother of slain teen Rosie Larsen, will be back as a series regular for season two. Whether anybody will actually be watching after being burned by last season's finale remains to be seen...
With the show ending this week, we should finally discover just who is responsible for The Killing. When the show premiered, it was undoubtedly one of the best received new programs on TV but, as much as everyone adored the pilot, the show quickly fell out of favor as the series progressed. Can the finale redeem the show?
For some time now, I've been arguing that AMC's The Killing is one of best new shows on television and, thankfully, I must not be alone since the ratings proved strong enough to spend another season unearthing murders in Seattle. Yes, with only one episode left in its first, the heavy on atmosphere - light on plot, murder mystery has been granted life for second season.