AMC Cancels The Killing After Two Seasons

THE KILLING TV Series Season 1 PosterWho killed Rosie Larsen? Who cares. The better question is, who killed “The Killing”? That one’s a little easier to answer: the culprits would be producer/showrunner Veena Sud and her writers.

After blasting out of the gates two years ago, AMC’s critically acclaimed “The Killing” ran into problems when, after an entire year of promising that they would solve their own crime, the show, led by producer Sud, decided to pull a fast one on the audience. That led to a weaker second season, though by then most fans of the show had already bailed. But as annoying as the show not living up to its own promise was, I’m sure Sud’s justification for the bait-and-switch probably irked most fans of the show even more.

And so, after two seasons of rainy Seattle and filler episodes, “The Killing” has run out of time. At least, on the cable network AMC. The show, which was an adaptation of a Danish series of the same name, won’t be returning for a third season. AMC confirmed the cancellation with this statement:

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.

But for those who have stuck with the show and still hopes for more, don’t give up yet. Fox Television Studios, who produced the show, have not given up on “The Killing”. In their own statement, the studio promises that they will try to “find another home for the show.”

I’m sure star Joel Kinnaman isn’t sitting by the phone waiting, though. The actor is already fronting the new “Robocop” reboot, and he’s been attached or rumored for every other Hollywood movie since he showed up on “The Killing” two years ago.

Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos in THE KILLING TV series