The Killing is AxedI have to admit I’m one of those people who loved the first season of The Killing…right up until the final episode. After that, I felt the series had pulled a bait and switch and I didn’t trust it enough to fulfill its promises to give the series a second try. Who killed Rosie Larsen? I no longer cared. And, apparently, I’m not the only person who felt that way.
AMC has announced they will not be bringing The Killing back for a third season. “After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season,” stated AMC. “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.”
Fox TV Studios added, “Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of The Killing, the extraordinary writing staff and crew, and what we believe is one of the best casts on television. We will proceed to try to find another home for the show.”
So, maybe it’s not completely dead yet…but I wouldn’t hold my breath until another network picks it up. Season two’s ratings never matched season one, and there’s no reason to believe a third season would generate more interest than the second was able to do.