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'The Killing' is alive ... maybe

AMC rumored to be re-embracing its fallen drama

By Kenny Herzog Nov 9, 2012 8:45AM
If the gossip is true, then millions of compulsive TV watchers are grimacing at the inevitability of once again strapping in for Detectives Linden and Holder's crime-solving slogs. Deadline is asserting with great confidence (although no official confirmation as of yet) that Veena Sud's equally maligned and admired procedural, "The Killing," may be on its way back to AMC, the very network that canceled it earlier this year.
 
 
Reportedly, AMC would share broadcasting privileges and costs with Netflix, and resume production early next year with original stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman in tow. Furthermore, network brass were apparently persuaded on the strength of Sud's pitch for a third-season concept. Which, given the show's track record, could be something maddeningly convoluted. Or, taking into consideration fan backlash, it might just be less entangled than the Rosie Larsen mystery.
 
 
The revival has seemed inevitable, as series creators have been aggressively seeking out new scenarios for "The Killing" to solider on soon as AMC initially pulled the plug. And, truth be told, Season 2 was pretty gripping stuff, despite the fact that so many viewers had already jumped ship and left it, and Rosie, for dead. Besides, it beats indefinite airings of "Comic Book Men."

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Dec 26, 2012 2:43PM
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YEAH!!! GREAT SHOW!! everyone should watch this who has half a brain.  It is a great show, great cast.  Leading actors who are not "beautiful" but who have substance and grit.  I only saw season 2 and was hooked.  I did not realize it was a continuation of season 1.  Maybe you could show season 1 and 2 and get new viewers.  I know I told people about it being such a good show but then it got cancelled.  So glad it may be back.  Do not change the cast, they are super. I get so tired or shows with just "beautiful" people who can't act.  YEAH!!!

Nov 9, 2012 5:11PM
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So what is up with Mr. Kenny Herzogs' dig at Kevin Smith and his his show Comic Book Men? In the same aspect as The Walking Dead, it may not appeal to everyone, but do not slam it  if you don't like it. It shows a lack of so called "journalism".
Nov 9, 2012 3:32PM
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Looking forward. They drug it out, but it was still better than zombie stuff. That is for teenagers that can't find anything else to do.
Nov 9, 2012 12:51PM
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This is very good news for me. Really enjoyed the show and I'm sure that the writers can find a way to keep it going without straining believability.
Nov 9, 2012 12:46PM
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I really enjoyed the show and was disappointed to hear that it was cancelled after two seasons. I understand with finding who killed Rosie may have seemed the show couldn't go any further but who says it have to stop there. Writers could come up with another murder victim and allow the characters of Linden and Holder to investigate the next great mystery. That team is what made the show. Example this time around The Killing: Who killed Adam. There are so many ways to keep developing this show. Don't let it die out.
Nov 9, 2012 12:40PM
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I will be happy to see this show back.  Although the story did drag on, the writing was quality as far a character development  and the acting was outstanding. 
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I am so excited to read this news.  This is probably one ot the most engrossing shows in recent years on tv.  Tthe characters are so real and so are the actors that play them (so far).  I can hardly wait so please don't disapoint those of us who are truly fans (and there are more than you know so I hope they read this article and comment, too !! 
Nov 9, 2012 12:23PM
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tazemebro -

I couldn’t have said it any better

Nov 9, 2012 11:56AM
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Best damn news I've heard in a long time.  This is a great show and deserves to be a continued series.  Way, way better than any of the CSIs that dominate TV now.  Whoever is picking AMC's lineups is a friggin genius.
Nov 9, 2012 11:40AM
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There were good performances in "The Killing" and I'm not normally in the immediate gratification crowd but two season dredging through bad politicians, bad cops, bad kids, bad weather, bad indians, bad crime boss, bad marriage, bad revenge, bad bad bad just to get to Rosie Larson's bad aunt???? At times I wanted to jump in the trunk with Rosie just to get away from all the underlying bs they needed to add to the story.... don't even get me going on bad ex's, bad fiance, pain in the **** son.  And yet if it makes it back I would give it another look just to see if it ever stops raining there......

 

Better yet more Walking Dead pleeeaaasssssse!!!!

Nov 9, 2012 11:31AM
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I love this show, was disappointed to see it was canceled.
Nov 9, 2012 11:25AM
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After hearing others praise this show, I decided to see for myself and I was hooked.  However, the turnoff was the dragging on before the reveal of who Rosie's murderer was.  I believe that most of us perfer to wrap up the plot sooner (one season or better) rather than later (two seasons) and then move on to another murder to solve.  New plots keep me interested.  Get it right this time, please.

Nov 9, 2012 11:14AM
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Thank you - this was a terrific, gripping show... please don't give in and make it a 'Law & Order' series, where everything neatly wraps up conveniently in an hour.
Nov 9, 2012 11:02AM
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Now that I know how Rosie died, I won't watch anymore.
Nov 9, 2012 10:38AM
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I liked this show a lot more the first time I saw it when it was called Twin Peaks
Nov 9, 2012 10:37AM
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I was disappointed when this show was cancelled and hope the network will bring it back.
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