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.




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  • IMPYEMU

    I watched the first season of the show. I enjoyed the two leads, the mystery, the music, and the cinematography. But it fell to the same problem that plagues many other shows, drawing plotlines out to unnecessary lengths, and having too many uninteresting characters.

    So I’m not really sad to see The Killing go, but I’d much rather it be allowed to continue and have Low Winter Sun take its place.

  • Julio Navas

    I think that the political aspect of the show was what dragged it down. Those parts were so boring to watch.

  • junierizzle

    Serves them right for dragging out one case for TWO SEASONS, after they said the case would in fact be solved in the first season. I guess I wasn’t the only one that didn’t come back after Season 1.

    • 97point6

      They ‘said’ the case would be solved in the first season? Got any real proof on that bub?

    • 97point6

      They ‘said’ the case would be solved in the first season? Got any real proof on that bub?

  • Bella

    I really loved this show and I think this news sucks, especially when crappy shows like Under The Dome are being renewed. I guess if The Killing had been on CBS instead of AMC, it probably would have continued forever. :( My fingers are crossed that Netflix picks it up and continues it.

  • Bella

    I really loved this show and I think this news sucks, especially when crappy shows like Under The Dome are being renewed. I guess if The Killing had been on CBS instead of AMC, it probably would have continued forever. :( My fingers are crossed that Netflix picks it up and continues it.

  • pinkincide

    Goddammit. This is why we can’t have nice things. Some of the best acting on the tube, but all we want is fake reality shows.

  • pinkincide

    Goddammit. This is why we can’t have nice things. Some of the best acting on the tube, but all we want is fake reality shows.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Seems like everytime I flipped past the show, Kinnaman and Enos were just standing there, looking morose. When I actually got around to watching the first couple episodes, there wasn’t much more to see.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Seems like everytime I flipped past the show, Kinnaman and Enos were just standing there, looking morose. When I actually got around to watching the first couple episodes, there wasn’t much more to see.

  • 97point6

    Too bad. Too adult for most.

    • Harry Palm

      Or too cliche.

  • Don

    Are you kidding me?! This season was incredible. Peter Skarsgard’s performance was award worthy. Man, I really hope Netflix picks it up because it puts other shows to shame.

    • 80sRobot

      Skarsgard should be nominated for an Emmy for this season. As should Mireille Enos. Both for the episode about the execution. For cripe sake, that episode haunted me, disturbed me for several days.

  • Don

    Are you kidding me?! This season was incredible. Peter Skarsgard’s performance was award worthy. Man, I really hope Netflix picks it up because it puts other shows to shame.

  • Kevin Carter

    Maybe If the bitch didn’t look like she was always about to cry…..:p

  • 80sRobot

    Man — I really will miss this series for Mireille Enos (Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Holder). I wanted to see at least two more seasons of their detective characters. They (the actors and their characters) were the best things about this series.

    Maybe this series will get uncancelled at the last minute like what happened after season 2…

  • 80sRobot

    Man — I really will miss this series for Mireille Enos (Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (Holder). I wanted to see at least two more seasons of their detective characters. They (the actors and their characters) were the best things about this series.

    Maybe this series will get uncancelled at the last minute like what happened after season 2…

  • Guest

    I’m sorry, but this was never going to work out. AMC probably expected the show’s rating to improve after the second season, and people just weren’t going to give it another chance after that second season.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    The bait and switch first season finale turned me off this show and I never came back

  • thankyouamcandscreenwriters

    wow, thank you for ending the series on a cliffhanger….really a good decision, regarding the ratings of the first 2 seasons. great move on all involved people..

  • Yurine

    AMC needs to make their minds up if they want this series dead or not.

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  • ekoville

    The Killing was a good fucking show , great acting , great script with a lot of twists. this show is not for kids or stupid people who watch shity shows like The Dome. To bad , the final of the 3 season whas huge , i hope they gonna change their mind.
    Great Show , 10 of 10.

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