The Killing

AMC has started production on its newest original series, The Killing, the network announced Thursday.

Based on the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen, the show focuses on the murder of a young Seattle girl, Rosie Larsen, and the subsequent police investigation. Production on the 13-episode first season started Thursday in Vancouver.

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Big Love's Mireille Enos stars as the lead detective. Billy Campbell (Enough), Michelle Forbes (True Blood), Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) and Brent Sexton (W.) also star. Veena Sud (Cold Case) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

"We were drawn to the project immediately after viewing the original format," Susie Fitzgerald, AMC's SVP of scripted development and current programming, said in a statement. "Veena's adaptation has everything we loved about the original and more — it is compelling and addictive storytelling."

The Killing will be AMC's fifth original series and its first in the crime genre. It is slated to premiere in March.

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