AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier is finally speaking out about the backlash against the season finale of The Killing.
The show came under heavy criticism when, after 13 episodes, viewers were left without the answer to the series' most burning question: Who killed Rosie Larsen? Collier tells Entertainment Weekly that AMC was unprepared for the response to the finale, and wishes the network could've prevented viewers from expecting a resolution.
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"We underestimated the passion of viewers have for closure within this season," Collier says. "It was never our intention to misguide the viewer. The audience has an important voice, we heard them and don't take them for granted."
However, Collier says he stands by showrunner Venna Sud's decision to end the first season on a cliff-hanger. "Cliffhangers are a staple of TV and a huge part of mysteries," Collier adds. "If I could do anything differently, it would be to manage expectations."
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Sud has already promised viewers will find out who killed Rosie Larsen next season. "We asked the question, 'Who killed Rosie Larsen? But we never said, 'Tune in and by the end of 13 episodes you'll find out who did it,'" Sud recently told TVLine.com. "I want to assure [the fans] that they will find out who killed Rosie Larsen in Season 2."
Will you be tuning in next season to find out who killed Rosie Larsen?