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.”

  • Shabbir

    Great news. Im so happy. I followed the entire first series and only to discover the killer is not revealed at the season finale. I felt cheated and gave up on the 2nd season.

  • jones

    dear AMC,i love mysteries.i loved the there is nothing to watch.pls pick up Ringer!!! It has all the serial drama that will look good on AMC.

  • Silent Hunter

    No surprise – the original Danish version is far better.

  • AO

    Happy Day!

    If there were any talented people associated with this then I hope that they find work elsewhere in the Industry. For all others, including Veena Sud, I hope that they find work in a different industry.

  • cobber1234

    I gave up on this after Season 1. Not just because of the ending but the also due to some of the really silly plotlines. I also found the very morose Mireille Enos extremely hard to watch. For me they should have wrapped it up in Season 1 as the vastly superior Danish version did. For those who haven’t seen it check out both seasons. A final Season (Season 3) will air in Denmark later this year.

  • Polar Bear

    Good. I actually enjoyed it, but I’m happy AMC now has an open slot in its Sunday nights in the spring for something else. It’s already limited in the number of shows it has, and with BB ending in 2013 I want it to try something else.

  • Annonimous

    Sorry people, but this horse had to be putdown.

  • Michael H.

    There’s a lesson for creators here. Firstly dont abuse your audience. Rosie’s killer should have neen revealed at the end of season one so as not to have offended so many viewers.

    Having made that mistake the killer should have been revealed at the start of season 2 so that the story telling could have taken up the new murder revealed at the end of season 2. Now you have an insignificant audience and no show. The actors were great but the plot which was good was stretched out to a soap opera pace.

    It’s a bit like watching soccer. Long hours no goals. This isn’t Europe its North America where people like to watch games where players score all the time. They like there murders solved between car chases. I can live with the deliberate pace of one season dedicated to a case. Two seasons was self-indulgent and bad story telling

  • A.

    That’s too bad. I actually liked this show.

  • Pip

    I’m glad it got cancelled. The end was a cheat – she never could have held it together that long. Also, started out not liking Holder and by the end he and Larson were the only ones I liked.

  • William

    Awesome news! in the words of Daniel Bryan… YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!

  • Temis

    One less cop show on TV. Crying about it is like crying that one fish died in the ocean. Plenty more where that came from.

  • Homero Ramirez @scl2

    It was such a great show (:

  • Anthony M

    AMC is slowly going to turn into the Sy Fy channel. Killing critically acclaimed shows hits The Killing and Rubicon and replacing them with reality programming.

  • Bob frpm Oz

    One problem was the lead character was the worse detective and mother in a series drama. Her clues were vague and off the wall. Could have been a good show.

    AMC is now developing a new show, also called The Killing, about a cable show that requires to be murdered and dumped.

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  • Mark Phillips

    A detective who was the worst mother to her child in TV history. Her partner mumbled so much he could have been speaking his native Swedish. Figured out the real killer pretty early on, yet they dragged it out for two seasons. Seattle, one of the nation’s most beautiful cities, was portrayed as a dingy, wet mess. The series would have been better as a six episode miniseries.

  • TV Gord

    LOL! Thanks for clarifying, Fó! Your post made my heart skip a beat! :-D

  • city kitty

    After watching the full first season and being left in the ditch as far as resolution of the case, I completely wrote it off, not bothering with the second season. It was boring, drab, depressing with all the rain and gloom. Who needs that when the current president has turned the entire country into doom and gloom. I don’t watch TV for more of the same.

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