OFGS! US version of The Killing axed after two seasons!
I am so mad I could… well, do something relatively violent, because this morning I’ve learned that the US version of The Killing has been axed after two seasons.
Starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as the detectives on the case of Rosie Larsen’s murder – the show is of course based on the cult hit Danish TV series Forbrydelsen – the show has aired on US TV network AMC, and as mentioned, they have today announced they won’t be commissioning it for season three.
TV Line reports that a statement from AMC reads, “After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season.
“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…”
Originally, the show was supposed to run for just one season, and at the end of it, we viewers were promised – initially – that we would learn who killed Rosie. However, when the show proved such a hit with viewers, AMC commissioned the second season, angering fans.
But we were then promised that the killer would be revealed in season three, which now of course is not going to happen.
This drives me insane! It’s like reading a book and finding the last chapter missing, or doing a huge jigsaw only to find the last five pieces have gone astray.
In fact, it makes me reluctant to ever again get ‘into’ any US shows until they’re at least three or four seasons in, just so I know there’s a fair chance I might get to learn how it all ends!
Are you annoyed at this news?