Cheers to Billy Campbell for straddling the line between good and evil on The Killing.
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The veteran actor has long managed to toggle between playing heroes (The Rocketeer) and villains (J. Lo's abusive husband in Enough). But never before has he combined both admirable and abominable qualities in a single character more successfully than as Seattle mayoral candidate Darren Richmond on ...
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of The Killing. Read at your own risk.]
If you were expecting to find out who killed Rosie Larsen in Sunday's season-ending hour of The Killing, you might be feeling a little frustrated. For nearly an hour, viewers calculated gas mileage, retraced Rosie's final steps, saw Darren's lies unravel, watched the Larsen family implode... all before finding out that the murder would not be solved before the credits rolled.
AMC renews The Killing for Season 2
TVGuide.com watched the finale in advance and on Thursday spoke to executive producer Veena Sud, formerly in charge of CBS crime procedural Cold Case and now responsible for adapting The Killing's original Danish counterpart Forbrydelsen for AMC, about why she's keeping viewers in the dark, if we'll ever know more about Rosie, and what we can expect in Season 2...
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Question: I have watched All My Children and One Life to Live for 40 years. I watch GMA and stay with ABC just waiting for them to come on to see what has happened. They are an escape from reality with spice, and ABC wants to give us more reality? There are mannnnny other stations for that. If ABC cancels my soaps, I will not watch them ever again any time of the day or night. AMC and OLTL are icons. Regis retires in November and Kelly understands. AMC and OLTL are a part of our lives and our friends. This is a wrong choice that ABC needs to reconsider or I'll be watching The Early Show, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Gunsmoke and Walker Texas Ranger, not reality. Oprah's leaving. Put the new shows there, or move the soaps around, just do not cancel them. 40 years of loyalty cuts deep and never heals. Why did they move AMC to LA and hire the veteran head writer just to cancel? Someone's thinking is screwed up. — Mary Alice
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Not since the fall TV onslaught has there been a weekend this cluttered with high-profile new premieres, including network and cable (though mostly cable), running the gamut from lavish costume drama to spy spoof to haunting mystery. And there's a really lousy, old-school Kennedy miniseries in the mix you might have heard about. Something for everyone, you might say...
Mireille Enos, The Killing
It will take 13 episodes before viewers learn who killed young Rosie Larsen in AMC's new, slow-burning murder mystery The Killing. Before getting answers, audiences will have to wade through the dark investigation, its well of complicated suspects and the tragic aftermath for Rosie's family. For executive producer Veena Sud, writing this show has been the perfect antidote to years at the helm of a network cop drama.
AMC sets two-hour premiere for The Killing
Sud previously ran CBS' unsolved-crimes procedural Cold Case, where she became expert at crafting stories that wrapped in a single episode. But she wanted her next project to be darker and longer, and soon after she left the show in 2008, her agent directed her to the popular Danish series Forbrydelsen ("The Crime," in English), a harrowing narrative about the search for a murdered teenager's killer in Copenhagen. The rights to remake the series were available, and AMC, already home to the luxuriously slow, Emmy-winning character drama Mad Men, was interested.
"Cold Case was a wonderful place to learn how to work and problem-solve and get things done, but it was also such a grueling, grueling process," Sud says...
AMC will unveil its newest series, The Killing, with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 3, 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 in December in Vancouver.
AMC begins production on The Killing
The series stars ...
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 ...
Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman
AMC has given a full series order for the untitled Veena Sud pilot formerly called The Killing, the network announced Wednesday.
Based on a Danish TV series titled Forbrydelsen, the show centers on the investigation into a young girl's murder, as well as the...
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