AMC cancels The Killing as Fox looks for new home
Story by Jack Foley
AMC has cancelled The Killing, the US remake of popular Danish series Forbrydelsen (The Crime). But it may not spell the end for the show.
While AMC has parted company with all associated with it, Fox TV Studios has revealed that it will try and find a new home for it as it contemplates a third season and a change of case.
The series stars Emmy nominee Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as two detectives investigating the murder of teenager Rosie and all those connected to it. Each episode of the series covered the span of roughly one day.
But while the debut season attracted a strong following, its conclusion – which failed to solve the case – angered many, who subsequently turned their backs on the sophomore season, when the killer was eventually revealed.
A statement issued by AMC on Friday revealed: “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.”
However, in a separate statement that did offer some hope to fans of the show, 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.”