From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Season one will consist of thirteen one-hour episodes and airs Sundays at 10PM | 9C. For a full list of The Killing broadcast times, check out AMC's online schedule.
The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.
The Killing stars Mireille Enos (Big Love) as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (Once and Again) as Darren Richmond, Seattle's City Council President and now 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 (True Blood) as Rosie's mother, Mitch Larsen; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie's father, Stan Larsen. The pilot was directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).
Filmed in Vancouver, The Killing is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuse's Kristen Campo co-produces. AMC’s Joel Stillerman, senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content, Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming and Jason Fisher, senior vice president of production oversee production of the series for the network.
S-P-O-I-L-E-R-SI so did not see that coming. Throughout the whole last episode everything was pointing toward Richmond as being Rosie’s killer. Nope, didn’t believe it for a minute. Figured it was Richmond’s girlfriend, Gwen who had finally gotten tired of his messing around with dead-wife like-alikes, or the mayor who he was close to beating in the upcoming election, or even the sad family wan-a-be, Belco, accidentally. But I didn’t believe it was Richmond, even as they were putting hand cuffs on him. So I wasn’t surprised to find out that the toll road photos were faked. But what really blew me away was when I realized that Holder wasn’t one of the good guys. Did not see that coming! I actually was already setting him up with Linden for next season’s boy friend.
So, is Holder working for the mayor, Gwen’s dad the senator, the police chief, the rich guy Drexler, or the mob? Definitely going to roll around the possibilities in my mind till next season. Linden will be back on the next plane, if she didn’t get off the one she was on and boy is there going to be hell to pay. I just hope Belco took out that poor excuse for a mother before he shot Richmond.