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…




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  • Franklin

    Holder and Linden were the only reasons why I kept up with the series. The producers behind the Silence of the Lambs spin-off series focusing on Agent Starling should consider Enos for the role.

  • SaadGKhan

    They ruined the show by making solving the murder in 2 years, here we watch Mentalist and other CSI shows solving murders in 1 Episode… it has lot of potential but AMC\’s bad decision to end the season 1 without Rosie Larson\’s Killer made it unbearable towards the season 2. I almost use to forward all of the Governor\’s scenes they were so boring.. even though they gave Rosie A New Killer with a Twist of her Aunt still they knew no one is returning back but the Good Thing is Mireille Enos (World War Z, Gangster Squad & Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three)and Joel Kinnaman (ROBOCOP, Lola Versus) getting big roles so can’t wait to see them in movies.

  • SaadGKhan

    They ruined the show by solving the murder in 2 years, here we watch Mentalist and other CSI shows solving murders in 1 Episode… it has lot of potential but AMC\’s bad decision to end the season 1 without Rosie Larson\’s Killer made it unbearable towards the season 2. I almost use to forward all of the Governor\’s scenes they were so boring.. even though they gave Rosie A New Killer with a Twist of her Aunt still they knew no one is returning back but the Good Thing is Mireille Enos (World War Z, Gangster Squad & Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three)and Joel Kinnaman (ROBOCOP, Lola Versus) getting big roles so can’t wait to see them in movies.

  • ojie imoloame

    The show ended, not really cancelled. As per the show runner/ creator, the show was always planned for a two season run.

  • ojie imoloame

    or maybe i got that wrong. i suppose it was the mystery that was a two season long run. Sorry

  • 97point6

    I’m in the minority here. I thought the pacing was an attribute and had no problem with the two-season story arc. I enjoyed the show for the characters and the atmosphere. I figured they’d get around to the ending sooner, or later. Too bad, the potential was still there. If anything it gave two outstanding actors the career boost they deserved. I will miss their characters, all the same.

  • John

    The show had its ups and downs, but what I’ll miss most of all is Brent Sexton as Stan Larsen. He found every way imaginable to approach grief, anger and heartbreak for that character, and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Now they should bring him back on Justified!

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  • Alan

    “The show got off to a great, moody start in season one by surrounding a procedural case with genuinely interesting and flawed characters.” Nah, it was always rubbish, we just didn’t know to what extent until later.

  • RunnerX13

    Michelle Forbes was the most powerful aspect of the show, and she was non-existent in season two. Holder and Linden was largely one dimensional, and stuck too closely to their character as written. Enjoyed the show, but it will not be missed.

  • RunnerX13

    Hey Collider, you’re comment section sucks! You first tell me that I entered an invalid code, then when i re-try you tell me I can’t enter an identical post. If a website isn’t easy to use, I’m, just going to avoid it.

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  • Matt

    I sure wish the two seasons The Killing got went to Terriers.

  • junierizzle

    Well, I can’t be the only one that stopped watching after they DIDN’T SOLVE THE MURDER. THE first few episodes were pretty good bit then you could tell they were trying to stretch it out. The biggest problem is I didn’t care who killed Rosie Larson.

    The producers said they didn’t think people would follow them to Season 2 if they solved the murder. BIF MISTAKE.

  • CocaineHeart

    BOOOOO AMC!!!!

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