AMC Renews “The Killing” for a Second Season

Posted by at 7:33 am on June 14, 2011

AMC has announced the renewal of The Killing for a 13-episode second season. From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), season one premiered on Sun., Apr. 3 to 2.7 million total viewers. The series currently reigns as the second highest premiere season for an original drama in AMC history. The Killing is based on the successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Season one’s finale premieres Sun., Jun. 19 at 10PM | 9C.

Since its debut, The Killing has gotten rave reviews and critical acclaim. The Hollywood Reporter hailed, “when each episode ends, you long for the next – a hallmark of great dramas.” The New York Post said “You will be angry every time an episode ends” and the Los Angeles Times called it, “A show that is visually poetic, normatively compelling and, most important, sustainable for a good long haul.” Vanity Fair said, “The Killing is the heroin of dramatic television series… I kept watching… and watching… The Killing is the best show on television.”

David Madden, president, Fox Television Studios, said, “We are proud to bring back one of the most extraordinary casts on television to tantalize, scare, mesmerize, and occasionally infuriate the audience for one more season, with Veena Sud masterfully at the helm again. The audience response to this show has been so overwhelming, and it is a privilege for us to have the chance to produce more episodes, especially for a network as shrewd and tasteful as AMC. May The Killing never stop.”

Shot on location in Vancouver, The Killing’s season one is anchored by a breakout cast, including Mireille Enos (Big Love) as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective investigating the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (Once and Again) as Darren Richmond, Seattle’s City Council President running for Mayor; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie’s killer; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Rosie’s mother, Mitch; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie’s father, Stan.


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