AMC’s The Killing Gets Season 2 Pick Up

It looks like it’s going to be a “wtf kind of cliff-hanger is this?!” sort of moment when season 1 to AMC’s “The Killing” airs this Sunday. Granted, it’s not going to be anything like “The Sopranos” ending, but it looks like AMC is going to stretch the who-dun-it? game just a little bit longer because the network has just greenlit the series for a season 2 which includes 13 new episodes.

The murder-mystery show, which focuses on a lead homicide detective (Mireille Enos) investigating the death of Rosie Larsen,will be back next year to try and solve the death of the young Larsen girl.

I like this show, I do. It’s good but am I the only one who thinks the pacing of the show can get a little…dull sometimes? Either way, this is good news so let’s all get ready for the next season. As for details regarding season 2, here’s a press release with some info:

AMC announced today the renewal of “The Killing” for a 13-episode second season. From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (“Cold Case”), season one premiered on Sunday, April 3 to 2.7 million total viewers. The series currently reigns as the second highest premiere season for an original drama in AMC history.  “The Killing” is based on the successful Danish television series “Forbrydelsen” and is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (“Burn Notice”) for Fuse Entertainment.  Season one’s finale premieres Sunday, June 19 at 10pm EST.Since its debut, “The Killing” has garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim. “Veena and her writers, cast and crew; FTVS; and Fuse have shown us how much room there is to elevate the crime drama with this series,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s SVP of original programming, production and digital content. “The suspense of the investigation in each episode, and the emotional intensity of the characters over the season give this show a visceral quality that makes for incredibly powerful television. A lot of loyal fans made a huge investment in this show this season, and we are thrilled to be able to bring it back next season for all involved.”

David Madden, president, Fox Television Studios, said, “We are proud to bring back one of the most extraordinary casts on television to tantalize, scare, mesmerize, and occasionally infuriate the audience for one more season, with Veena Sud masterfully at the helm again.  The audience response to this show has been so overwhelming, and it is a privilege for us to have the chance to produce more episodes, especially for a network as shrewd and tasteful as AMC. May ‘The Killing’ never stop.”

Shot on location in Vancouver, “The Killing’s” season one is anchored by a breakout cast, including Mireille Enos (“Big Love”) as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective investigating the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (“Once and Again”) as Darren Richmond, Seattle’s City Council President running for Mayor; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie’s killer; Michelle Forbes  as Rosie’s mother, Mitch; and Brent Sexton as Rosie’s father, Stan. AMC’s Joel Stillerman, SVP of original programming, production and digital content, Susie Fitzgerald, SVP of scripted programming, and Jason Fisher, SVP of production, oversee series production for the network.



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  • Anonymous

    i them to spit out who’s the murderer already! taking forever…should be getting next to the next murder mystery. :)

    but yeah…but the pacing is still pretty slow and the misdirections of who might be the killer is interesting.

  • Doubleh55

    I think it’s pretty clear who murdered Rosie Larsen but I’m guess they ultimately get away with it. I’m assuming next season has a different mystery with remnants of this year’s mystery a part of it.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It wasn’t a dwarf that only appears in dreams, was it?

      • Juggernaut

        Nice! You don’t hear of too many Twin Peaks references. Lol.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Haha, had to do it. I’ll be surprised if the whole thing doesn’t end up being some massive, unwieldy conspiracy by the time it’s over with. Always seems to happen when you try to stretch something like a single murder over the life of a show.

          • Juggernaut

            I wanted to check this out but now it may become more involved than I really wanted to get into.
            I was kind of hoping that this would just be a single season mini-series with a definate killer revealed by the end of its run.
            That way I could just netflix the series and catch it all in one shot.
            Oh well.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            Unfortunately that’s exactly my reaction as well. If it had gone one season and the killer revealed and the whole thing resolved, I would have backtracked and picked it up. Now that it’s going into multiple seasons, it seems readily obvious it’s going to be dragged out indefinitely (or as long as they keep getting renewed). I honestly don’t have enough time to invest properly in something like that, which is a shame, as the show looks really, really good.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            Unfortunately that’s exactly my reaction as well. If it had gone one season and the killer revealed and the whole thing resolved, I would have backtracked and picked it up. Now that it’s going into multiple seasons, it seems readily obvious it’s going to be dragged out indefinitely (or as long as they keep getting renewed). I honestly don’t have enough time to invest properly in something like that, which is a shame, as the show looks really, really good.

          • Brent

            I’m really into this show, with the exception of the episode a couple weeks ago where it was all about the main character’s kid. It’s my understanding that each season is a kind of mini-series, where each season follows the course of a single investigation, not a Twin Peaks kind of thing where one case gets dragged out indefinitely. At least that’s how the Danish show is structured. I hope they don’t try to stretch out the single case, that would be annoying bullshit.

          • Brent

            I’m really into this show, with the exception of the episode a couple weeks ago where it was all about the main character’s kid. It’s my understanding that each season is a kind of mini-series, where each season follows the course of a single investigation, not a Twin Peaks kind of thing where one case gets dragged out indefinitely. At least that’s how the Danish show is structured. I hope they don’t try to stretch out the single case, that would be annoying bullshit.

  • Juggernaut

    @Brent- Thanks for the heads up on the Danish versions format. That sounds more my speed. Maybe I will check this out afterall! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.