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The Killing – Season 3 Finale – Trailer/Promo

July 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Killing Season 3 Finale Promo (HD)

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Killing 3×10 Promo “Six Minutes” (HD)

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The Killing 3×09 Promo “Reckoning” (HD)

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The Killing 3×08 Promo “Try” (HD)

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The Killing 3×07 Promo “Hope Kills” (HD)

July 1, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Killing 3×06 Promo “Eminent Domain” (HD)

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The Killing 3×05 Promo “Scared and Running” (HD)

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The Killing 3×04 Promo – Head Shots

June 11, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Killing 3×04 Promo “Head Shots” (HD)

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The Killing 3×03 Promo – Seventeen

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The Killing Season 3 Promo HD

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The Killing Season 3 Teaser (HD)

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Premiere Dates for True Blood Season 6 and The Killing Season 3 Announced

March 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Grab your summer calendar and take note: True Blood and The Killing are returning this June.

HBO announced Friday that True Blood‘s 10-episode sixth season — its first without exec producer Alan Ball at the helm — will bow Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c.

AMC, meanwhile, confirmed that death-defying serial thriller The Killing will launch its third season with a two-hour episode on Sunday, June 2 at 8/7c. The network’s press release once again reiterated that the new season (which AMC ordered only months after cancelling the series) will focus on a new case that, unlike the controversial Rosie Larsen mystery, “will be resolved over the course of ten episodes, ending with a gripping two hour finale.”

Per the release, Season 3 begins one year after the close of the Larsen case with Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) no longer working as a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s (Joel Kinnaman) search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.

“We learned so much from the first two seasons of The Killing,“ AMC prez Charlie Collier said in a statement, “and are thrilled to be bringing it back with the elements that the fans loved.”

The Killing Adds Max Fowler for Season 3

February 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Up-and-coming actor Max Fowler is joining Season 3 of The Killing as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

Fowler, whose credits include a guest appearance in the BBC America drama The Hour, will play Twitch, a good-looking, savvy, streetwise, teenage boy, charming and manipulative.

The new season of The Killing (which AMC ordered only months after cancelling the series) picks up a year after the events of the Season 2 finale and will focus on a single mystery which — unlike the Rosie riddle — will resolve over the course of 12 episodes.

Executive producer, writer and showrunner Veena Sud will return, as will lead actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.

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The Killing to Return for Season 3

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

TheKilling has been revived.

The dark mystery series will enjoy life beyond the Rosie Larsen murder investigation when it returns to production in February.

Though the cable drama was cancelled in July “after much deliberation,” the new season definitely will air on AMC.

Executive producer, writer and showrunner Veena Sud will return, as will lead actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. The new season will center on a new case, which — unlike the Rosie riddle — will resolve over the course of 12 episodes.

The show will pick up a year after closing the Larsen case. Linden won’t be a detective anymore, but when Holder discovers a string of horrific murders that connects with one of her old investigations, she’ll be drawn back into action.

Billy Campbell’s Mayor Richmond won’t be part of the third season; neither will Brent Sexton or Michelle Forbes, who played Rosie’s parents. New characters include Tom Seward, a death-row murderer reminiscing about his bloody past; Ed Skinner, Linden’s old partner who might have shared an extramarital moment with the redhead; and Dannette Lutz, a terrible mother whose 15-year-old daughter goes missing.

Any possible involvement by Netflix, as previously rumored, at this time is unclear.

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The Killing – Writers back at work at AMC

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

The mystery of whether “The Killing” will be brought back to life has been solved: The show is returning to AMC.

Though neither the cabler nor producer Fox Television Studios would confirm, showrunner Veena Sud and exec producers Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin went back to the writers’ room this week to begin work on a third season of the moody drama.

The new season will likely launch in late May, with production set to begin in a few months. Earlier reports had the drama also being made available on Netflix following its initial run on AMC, but those negotiations have not yet been finalized. Series, starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as a pair of Seattle cops trying to solve the murder of a high school girl, was canceled in July. However, rumors persisted that the show might be revived on Netflix or another alternative platform. The lingering interest in “Killing” from outside outlets likely helped convince AMC to give the show a second look.

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AMC Cancels The Killing

July 28, 2012 Leave a comment

AMC has euthanized The Killing.

The cabler has opted against ordering a third season of the mystery drama, which sparked a backlash after it failed to resolve the Rosie Larsen murder at the end of Season 1.

“After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season,” said the network in a statement. “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.”

The series, based on a Danish TV whodunit called Forbrydelsen, debuted to critical acclaim. The first season earned Emmy nominations for stars Mireille Enos, who played a detective investigating Rosie’s killing, and Michelle Forbes, who portrayed the dead girl’s mother. But when the Season 1 finale came and went without any resolution to the murder mystery, fans and critics alike made their displeasure known – and the drama never recovered.

The show’s Season 2 finale drew 1.5 million viewers, down 17 percent from the premiere and down 35 percent from the final episode of its freshman year. Critical support, too, seriously dropped in the second season. (At least we found out who killed Rosie.)

The Killing made stars of Enos and Joel Kinnaman, who played her partner Stephen Holder, and the show was a springboard to the big screen for both of them. Kinnaman will play the titular role in the upcoming Robocop reboot, and Enos recently wrapped the Ryan Gosling-led Gangster Squad. She’ll also appear opposite Brad Pitt in the zombie-horror flick World War Z, scheduled for release next year.

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Joel Kinnaman Weighs In on a Killing Season 3: ‘It Would Have to Reboot Itself’

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The Killing‘s Linden and Holder finally got to the bottom of Rosie Larsen’s murder in last weekend’s finale, but a bigger mystery surrounds what will become of the not-yet-renewed AMC drama. At least one person remains hopeful about a Season 3 pick-up, and for good reason: the show’s scrappy detective, Joel Kinnaman.

“We’ve invested a lot in these characters and want to see how they continue their journey,” he tells TVLine, making a case for a third go-round in Seattle. “I feel like Linden and Holder [are] just [getting] started.”

Of course, another season of the gritty crime drama would mean that “the series has to reboot itself,” Kinnaman explains — an “interesting” prospect in his eyes. “It’s like the first season [of a show], where it [would] be original material and not based on the Danish [series] anymore.”

As for Season 3 without his character’s other-half/partner, Linden (played by Mireille Enos) — who presumably quit the force in the finale’s final moments — Kinnaman says with a laugh that that is unlikely. “I imagine that there would be a new case, and that Linden’s obsessive nature is not going to keep her away from police work for too long. “

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The Killing – Five Reasons Why I Think Jamie Didn’t Do It, And More Suspects!

June 13, 2012 Leave a comment

I may be one of the few people in the world that loved the finale of The Killing’s first season.  I’ve outlined the reasons before, but to sum it all up:  the story was nowhere near ready to end in the penultimate episode.  Period.  Now, if this were a cut-rate police procedural then, yes, it was ready to be tied up.  The Killing, on the other hand, is not a case-of-the-week Cop Drama it expands its narrative into the lives of the suspects, the victims, and the police themselves in a way that is distinctive to its form. With what we have learned of Linden’s destructive past attachment to cases, the continued revelations from within Casa Larsen, Holder’s increasingly dense back story and the grudging relationship—and, codependency?—that has formed between him and Sarah, the ugly locker-room view of Seattle politics casting a shadow on the transformation of the newly afflicted Darren Richmond; not much of this, nor the hundreds of other pieces of expertly crafted nuance, could have happened if the narrative had reset itself last season. This isn’t to say I’m willing to wait another season to find out who killed Rosie Larsen.  The finale of season one tested my capacity for anticipation to the limits, season two has somehow expanded those tolerances, and right now I’m nearing explosive levels of contemplation because I don’t think Jamie Wright did it, in fact I think there are still more viable suspects.

How could I be so naive?  Read on to find out.

1. Red Herrings are in place

Throughout “Donnie or Marie” we were fed several Red Herrings.  Most of these informed a “Gwen is the killer” solution to the case.  She was driving the car Rosie was found in, she has mysterious gaps in her alibi, and she appears in a photo connecting her to the Casino suggesting her ties may be deeper than revealed.  The Killing does a wonderful job at setting these sorts of things up and has served us numerous ‘sure thing’ solutions over the two seasons it has run, but none have ever held up. The problem with this kettle of fish is that beyond a few platitudes and a telling threat to call her attorney, Gwen hasn’t actually been cleared here.  The appearance of Jamie on the surveillance tape was like a splash of bleach on all of the evidence pointing to Gwen, but is the evidence against him any better?  So far none of the pieces of ‘evidence’ presented against Jamie have been directly connected with the murder of Rosie Larsen.  If we weight the evidence against the M.O. of the show, it’s pretty likely this sense of certainty we have that the case has been solved won’t hold up in the show’s final hour.  In fact, since Gwen was not even remotely cleared on the points that seemed to condemn here she is very much alive as a suspect in my book.

2. Lack of Motive

Right now the idea is that Rosie was killed because she witnessed something she shouldn’t have.  The question of who killed the waterfront project seems to be at the crux of what was witnessed, but is that really something worth killing for?  From a story perspective it makes no sense.  Solving the murder should resonate in a personal way, to think we have known the reason for several episodes now is totally naive.  If knowledge of the waterfront project being killed were reason for silencing Rosie it would still be Mayor Adams’ main motive, not Jamie’s.  Mayor Adam himself admitted that the waterfront project was the cornerstone of his campaign.  He also admitted to being involved in falsifying evidence to get even with Richmond’s team.  The more I think about this, the more I want to crack Linden and Holder’s heads together.  Adams is a slippery dude and alive as a suspect in my book.

3.  Not so subtle setup

The revelation of the abusive relationship between Chief Jackson and Roberta, to me, seemed packed with more implications than it actually delivered.  Think back a bit, we know that throughout their relationship Rosie never had sex with Jasper. A lot of fans have already pointed out how Sterling, Rosie’s best friend, always seemed to be holding back … something.  I am not suggesting Rosie was involved with either the Chief or Roberta, but if it were known that Rosie was a lesbian could it be Chief Jackson reacted violently to rejected romantic overtures.  It would be hard to name a single person in The Killing that has worked harder to suppress the investigation than Chief Jackson.  Perhaps there is a more nefarious reason why Jackson has gone to such brutal lengths to prevent Linden and Holder from taking their investigation into the casino.

4. Hate the Game, Not the Player

The idea that Jamie lied about his grandfather is not as huge of a revelation as you might think it is.  Although I’m still wondering if Holder talked to ‘that’ grandfather when he cleared Jamie in “Donnie and Marie”,  the impact on the Darren / Jamie relationship is, imho, being used to create a false sense of guilt in we viewers.  First of all, Darren is not averse to subterfuge being used in the Political game at all. Remember, Richmond used Jamie to infiltrate Adams’ campaign when Jamie joined his staff as a mole.  Richmond has also remarked approvingly of Jamie’s knack for underhandedness many times throughout the series.  This scene was a bit of a Red Herring in that we are meant to take Richmond’s accusatory “Why did you lie to me?” to mean that Darren thinks Jamie is hiding something.  In all actuality, Richmond is now being blackmailed by Jamie’s grandfather, who Jamie invented a ‘story’ about to keep Richmond motivated; a story that wound up becoming a drumbeat of his campaign.  Richmond’s question isn’t “why did you lie?”, because that is something he knows Jamie does all the time.  The emphasis here is on “Me?”.

5. So Why Do I Really Think Jamie Didn’t Do It?

Anyone could over analyze and pontificate on any number of reasons why Jamie is innocent, the main reason I think this is the case is that The Killing is a better show than that.  By this what I mean is that I expect The Killing’s season finale to deliver a twist ending to this story that is on par with the brand of storytelling the series has established since it hit the screen last year.  That The Killing, as we know and love it, would give definitive answers the episode before revealing a major truth like this would be extraordinarily out of character for the series, and a little disappointing.  I think my theories are plausible and work from the scientific bedrock of the story DNA, but behind the need to put them out there is the hope that The Killing follows two seasons of rich suspense, high mystery, and artful story telling with a final reveal that none of us saw coming.

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