AMC Kills 'The Killing'

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July 27th, 2012


AMC has decided not to renew The Killing for what would have been its third season.The network's official statement is below:

“After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew ‘The Killing’ for a third season.  AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast.”

  • JMG

    I’m a little disappointed, but not too much. I’d no idea they even considered a third season as it was all so well-wrapped up at the end of the second it seemed like a series finale anyhow.

  • Shauna

    I’m actually not that upset the show has been cancelled. I think everything was wrapped up pretty well in the season 2 finale (now series finale). Sure, there were a few aspects of the storyline that could have been elaborated in a third season, but I like the somewhat “open ended” feeling of the last episode. In other words, I’m not going to be losing any sleep over the loss of this show.

  • WorkingMan

    i knew day one that this would not ever resolve, show like this will sooner or later get canceled and it happened YES>

  • Jared

    No surprise here..most people expected this series not to get renewed.

  • Rocco

    I never like to see talented people lose their jobs, but I know the actors and the crew will find new work and be fine.

    As for Veena Sud, if she never works again in Hollywood, I could care less. Mean, but true. Sorry.

  • Mary

    Overall this was a good show. Really great acting….had to love linden and holder. I would have watched a season 3….my hope was the original case that screwd up Linden so bad would be reopened so she could really solve that case that haunts her so. The show had a good ending with plenty of closure so I am glad we had that when so many other times the show I am watching gets cancelled with no real endinng.

    In response to the question someone had asking if it is true they only solved one crime in two seasons? Yes this is true. That was kind of the point of the show….each episode was only like one day. This was not csi where they did a case per show… was much more detailed trying to show each day in the case and how the family was effected. Its kind of like saying that 24 only solved one case per season. They were showing it hr by hr and the killing was day by day.

    This case was drawn out too much and dragged at times but at the same time I have long grown tired of the csi type format of crime solving. Was enjoying the deepths of character that The Killing provided.

  • Mary

    Workingman….what do you mean the show would never get resolved? Everything was pretty well resolved by the last episode.

  • hello

    Didn’t expect Season 3, the season 2 finale really felt like a series finale anyways

  • Delimart

    of course I was hoping for a 3rd season but in my heart I knew AMC would not renew the Killings. Maybe AMC will learn from this..

  • carigis

    thats too bad it was actually a pretty good show.. but the lead actress was awfully ugly. but i liked the whole dark and dreary feel to the show.

  • Joe

    I hate to see it go too, but it’s for the best. Season 1 had the feel of an “indie” type program. No mainstream type action, no big name stars. I really enjoyed season 1. However, season 2 lost that “indie” appearance. It’s like they were trying too hard to be a show that could’ve aired on NBC, CBS, networks like that. Someone mentioned how much they enjoyed the Linden/Holder relationship. I totally agree. It was awesome. I will say this, I love the writing for the start of season 2 in the beginning. The writers made me think that perhaps Holder was a bad cop. Thanks for 2 great years.

  • One

    The Killing…just got killed.


  • Saul

    Good. Hopefully Veen Sud never works in Hollywood again.

  • Warren

    Season 2 was definitely a lot better, but AMC alienated too many folks with not wrapping it up in season 1 like promised.

    The main actors will be fine though as they seem to have taken their roles on the Killing and gotten some nice roles out of it. Joel is heading to Robocop reboot. Enos has Gangster Squad/World War Z etc.

  • Gene

    I really enjoyed it, but then, I don’t generally like procedurals, & I guess a lot of people wanting a standard US cop show would be disappointed. The pacing of the narrative was more European. it was more personalised, less formulaic. You were supposed to really think about the characters, and their psyches. Plus, there was a lot less blood and gore and corpse porn in this series. I’m always kind of stunned at how much people enjoy the lingering shots of dead bodies and so forth in popular procedurals. Someone once told me it reminds me of the way people would go to a hanging centuries ago. I can see the similarities.

  • Jason2456

    The story ended and the case was closed so it’s not a shock. I read that FOX studios are wanting to get the show moving on another channel and are shopping it around. It won’t happen, but if it did, I’d watch.

  • LJ

    woooooooooohooooooooooooooo! I can only hope that TK was conscious while the cancellation bear feasted on it.

  • Montecore

    I stopped watching after one season, the show was a joke!

  • Kyaldek

    This is very disappointing. The acting was good, the story line was strong. Moved a bit slow but that could have been easily rectified. I hate that they cancelled this show!!!! The season ending was freaking amazing!!!

  • James

    I didn’t watch this show. But I heard they solved the central murder so that’s good at least

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