THE KILLING Season 4 Trailer and Poster: Linden and Holder Face Serious Consequences in the Crime Drama’s Final Season

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Somewhat impossibly, Netflix has released the first The Killing season 4 trailer as well as a new poster.  The crime drama debuted on AMC in 2011 to solid reviews and ratings, but fans turned on the series when the story was stretched thin and the central mystery wasn’t solved until the end of the second season.  The show was cancelled, then AMC changed its mind and moved forward with season three.  The ratings continued to decline despite a creative upswing, and AMC subsequently cancelled the series again.  Enter Netflix, which then picked up the series for a fourth and final season consisting of six episodes, and we now have our first look at the show’s conclusion.  Season four picks up minutes after the season three finale, and sees Detectives Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) dealing with the aftermath of their decision while also working a new murder case involving an all-boys military academy, headed by Joan Allen’s Colonel Margaret Rayne.  Despite my frustration at some of the show’s weaker aspects, I’m curious to see how it all wraps up in these concluding episodes.

Hit the jump to check out the first The Killing season 4 trailer, as well as a debut poster.  The fourth season streams exclusively on Netflix starting August 1st.

THE KILLING Gets a Six-Episode Final Season Order on Netflix; @midnight Renewed for 40-Episode Run

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In today’s TV renewal announcements, the hard-to-kill series The Killing and freshman comedy game-show @midnight will be returning for another run.  In the case of the AMC crime drama, which was canceled by the network earlier this year, the final six-episode season will air exclusively on content-streaming juggernaut, Netflix.  The current three seasons of The Killing are also available to stream via the provider.

In more conventional TV renewal news, comedy game-show @midnight will get a full 40-episode order for 2014, making host Chris Hardwick’s schedule even more insane than it already is.  Hit the jump for more on both renewals.

Mireille Enos Talks WORLD WAR Z on Blu-ray, the Reshoots, the Film’s Success, Looking Back on THE KILLING, David Ayer’s SABOTAGE, and More

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After all of the talk about World War Z (now available on Blu-ray/DVD) being troubled and needing re-shoots, it unquestionably proved itself to be one of the surprise success stories of the summer, with over half a billion dollars at the worldwide box office and sparking talk of a sequel.  The film follows Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), as he fights to save and return to his family while a lethal virus spread through a single bite turns healthy humans into something unrecognizable, unthinking and feral.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Mireille Enos (who played Gerry’s wife, Karin) talked about how the film’s success was sweet revenge on everyone who was plotting their doom, that 2/3 of the film is very close to the original script and ultimately only the ending changed, how she’s been approached about the possibility of a sequel, what she thinks will most surprise people about what it took to pull things off behind the scenes, and the most scared she got while shooting.  She also talked about her experience working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on David Ayer’s Sabotage, and what she’ll remember most fondly about being a part of the AMC drama series The Killing, which was just canceled after its third season.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

THE KILLING Canceled by AMC…Again

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AMC has canceled the drama series The Killing for the second time.  The slow-burn serial killer mystery was canceled after its second season following negative reviews and dwindling viewership, but AMC subsequently changed its mind and renewed the show for a third season.  This past season marked a major improvement for the series overall, buoyed by a stellar guest acting turn by Peter Sarsgaard.  But alas, the creative upswing wasn’t enough as viewership was basically flat with season two, and now Deadline reports that AMC has cancelled the show for good this time.  The series starred Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos and was run by executive producer Veena Sud.

Peter Sarsgaard Talks BLUE JASMINE, Letting Go of His Ego, Acting Opposite Cate Blanchett, Woody Allen’s Directorial Approach, THE KILLING and More

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In Woody Allen’s new film, Blue Jasmine, Peter Sarsgaard delivers an engaging performance as Dwight, a diplomat who is quickly smitten with Jasmine’s (Cate Blanchett) beauty, sophistication and style.  Jasmine sees him as a potential lifeline, but Dwight is no knight in shining armor.  Sarsgaard, who is noted for his range and ability to access what is behind the often complicated facades of the characters he plays, admits that Dwight is not interested in what’s going on with Jasmine but rather how she might serve to further his political ambitions.

In an exclusive interview, Sarsgaard talked about how he was returning from a search and rescue effort in the Gila Wilderness when he got the call that Woody wanted to meet with him, how he only read his small part but never knew the rest of the story, why he had to let go of his ego to play the role, how he wondered why Blanchett was acting so strangely in their scenes together, why he appreciated Allen’s economical approach to directing that kept the performances fresh, how they bonded as musicians, and his favorite Woody Allen movies.  He also discussed the final The Killing episode, his upcoming films: Lovelace, Night Moves, Bone Tomahawk and Lady Grey, and why he likes working with first time directors.  Check out the interview after the jump. 

Bex Taylor-Klaus Talks THE KILLING Season 3, How She Landed the Role, Working with Joel Kinnaman, Developing Bullet’s Look, and More

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On Season 3 of the AMC drama series The Killing, actress Bex Taylor-Klaus plays Bullet, a tough, scrappy street kid who is the self-appointed protector of all other street girls.  With a gruesome string of murders having been uncovered, it puts all of the street kids at risk, and Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) on a case that is sure to lead them down a dark path.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Bex Taylor-Klaus talked about how she came to be a part of the show this season, the moment when she found out she got the unique role, why she immediately identified with the character, what it’s been like to work with Joel Kinnaman, how Bullet’s look came about, her favorite episodes, and what first interested her in acting.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

New Mystery, New Characters and New Trailer for AMC’s ‘The Killing’ Season 3 (Sponsored)

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Can’t get enough of AMC’s The Killing? Then enjoy this ominous new trailer for the Season 3, which hints at a new mystery involving a gruesome string of murders, new faces including Peter Sarsgaard as a menacing death row inmate, and, of course, both Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder as our favorite mismatched detective duo.

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 2 and 8/7c on AMC to see what sleep-deprivation-inducing cliffhangers are in store for the new season.   Hit the jump to watch. [This article is sponsored content.]

Featurette for THE KILLING Season 3 Teases a New Case and Direction for the AMC Series

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A new extended featurette for the upcoming third season of the resurrected AMC drama series The Killing has been released online, offering up a bounty of footage and info about the crime show’s return.  Season three picks up a year and a half after the events of the season two finale, as Mireille Enos’ Linden is now working in an isolated job outside the police force and Joel Kinnaman’s Holder has a new partner.  Linden gets roped back in when bodies start piling up and Holder realizes that his serial killer case may be connected to one of Linden’s past cases.  New cast member Peter Sarsgaard—who plays a death row inmate—notes that the season has three different narratives that are connected, so it’ll be interesting to see if showrunner Veena Sud can successfully weave the storylines while maintaining momentum or if the show will get bogged down with melancholy and minimal development like season two.

Hit the jump to watch the full featurette.  The two-hour season three premiere of The Killing airs on AMC on June 2nd.

Premiere Dates Set for TRUE BLOOD Season 6 and THE KILLING Season 3

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The premiere dates for new seasons of a couple of popular TV series have been announced.  First up, HBO’s True Blood will kick off season six on Sunday, June 16th.  The new season is the show’s first without creator/ex-showunner Alan Ball at the helm, and is also the show’s first season to have just 10 episodes.  All previous seasons of the show have been made up of 12 episodes, but the order was shortened this year.  Co-executive producer Mark Hudis took over as the new showrunner at the beginning of season six, but in the middle of production he himself was replaced by writer/producer Brian Buckner.  Hit the jump for more, including the return date of AMC’s resurrected drama series The Killing.

TV Casting: Kevin Pollak Joins BEVERLY HILLS COP Pilot; Peter Sarsgaard Signs on for THE KILLING Season 3

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We’ve got a couple of interesting TV casting stories to share this evening.  First up, prolific character actor Kevin Pollak has joined the cast of CBS’ upcoming Beverly Hills Cop pilotEddie Murphy is producing the hourlong series alongside Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Last Resort), and Brandon T. Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) was cast in the lead role of Axel Foley’s son last October.  Now THR reports that Pollak is set to co-star as Rodney Daloof, the in-house lawyer for the Beverly Hills Police Department.  The character is described as “incredibly risk-averse, a stickler for the rules, and a loud-mouthed bully,” so yeah, it sounds like Pollak should be able to knock this one out of the park.

The series is envisioned as a police procedural with a comedic element, and Murphy will be reprising his role as the senior Foley in the pilot with the possibility of recurring should CBS pick the pilot up to series.  Hit the jump for news concerning Peter Sarsgaard taking on a major role in the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Killing.

THE KILLING Officially Returns to AMC for Season 3; New Case Will Be Resolved By the End of the Season

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The Killing is officially back from the dead.  After we previously caught wind of the resurrection, it was announced today that the cancelled AMC series The Killing will return for a third season on the network, with Veena Sud back as executive producer/showrunner and stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman on tap to reprise their roles as Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.  The new season picks up one year after the events of the season two finale, with a retired Linden pulled back into the job when her ex-partner’s “search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden.” Hit the jump for more details.

THE KILLING Returns to AMC for Season 3

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AMC’s The Killing has returned from purgatory and will air its third season on the network.  The crime drama was cancelled after two seasons and then had its hopes resurrected by a joint effort from AMC and Netflix, thanks to relentless pursuit from producer Fox TV Studios. Though none of the execs from the above-mentioned organizations would confirm the news, it looks like showrunner Veena Sud and executive producers Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin are back in the writers’ room as of this week, in order to churn out another season. Whether the show will regain its first season highs or continue its second season lows remains to be seen. Stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos are contractually obligated to return. Hit the jump for more.

THE KILLING Lives: AMC and Netflix Near Deal to Bring Series Back for Season Three

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The Killing returns.  Months after AMC cancelled the drama series following its second season, it appears that a deal is being hammered out to now bring the show back.  Deadline reports that The Killing producer Fox TV Studios was relentless in their pursuit to keep the show alive, and after talking with a number of potential buyers they finally found a partner in Netflix.  AMC will be teaming up with the streaming juggernaut for the third season, with AMC airing the episodes first before they go up on Netflix.  Hit the jump for more.

AMC Cancels THE KILLING After Two Seasons

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After finally revealing “who killed Rosie Larsen” in the second season finale this past May, AMC has cancelled to the hourlong drama series The Killing per TV Line.  The show got off to a great, moody start in season one by surrounding a procedural case with genuinely interesting and flawed characters, but too many red herrings, Twin Peaks ripoffs, and extremely iffy plotting tainted the rest of the show.  Moreover, many fans were left screaming at their televisions when the central question raised in all the marketing preceding the pilot—“Who killed Rosie Larsen?”—was left unanswered in the season one finale.

I watched all 26 episodes of the series, and what kept my interest were the truly terrific performances from the show’s two leads: Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.  The actors have rightly nabbed some high profile roles since the show premiered, with Enos starring alongside Brad Pitt in World War Z and Kinnaman landing the lead in the RoboCop remake.  Vulture reports that Fox Television, the studio that produces The Killing, is apparently now shopping the show around to other networks.  Good luck with that…

Joel Kinnaman Talks EASY MONEY, Bringing the Movie to the States, Working with Gary Oldman on ROBOCOP and the Season Two Finale of THE KILLING

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Easy Money (aka Snabba Cash), from director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), is a Swedish crime thriller based on the international best-selling novel by Jens Lapidus, now being presented in the U.S. by Martin Scorsese.  The story follows JW (Joel Kinnaman), a lower-class business student living a double life with Stockholm’s wealthy elite.  To keep up his lifestyle, he finds himself in deep with the dark world of organized crime and in an intensely dramatic struggle for life and death.

For the film’s press day, Collider spoke to actor Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), in both a roundtable and a 1-on-1 interview, about what it’s like to finally have U.S. audiences get to see the 2010 film, his desire to tell stories in the moral grey zone, how he finally ended up landing the role of JW, and what he finds most appealing about acting.  He also talked about taking on a film with as much attention as the RoboCop re-imagining, how proud he is to have the opportunity to work with Gary Oldman, how surreal it is that the film already has a viral campaign, that he wants to do as much of his stunts as he can, how he felt about the Season 2 finale of his AMC drama series The Killing, and his hopes for a Season 3.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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