PREVIOUS, 12 PM: With solid ratings and strong critical acclaim, AMC’s The Killing has been a shoo-in for a second-season renewal. I hear that is now a reality. While not a breakout hit of the size of The Walking Dead, murder mystery The Killing has defied the common downward ratings trajectory for a heavily serialized drama by keeping its ratings steady while garnering cult following and major awards attention. The series’ first-season finale airs this Sunday. An adaptation of the Danish series Forbrydelsen, The Killing is produced by Fox TV Studios. Veena Sud penned the adaptation, which stars Mireille Enos. With the renewal of The Killing, 4 of AMC’s 5 series so far have gone to second season. The only one that didn’t was Rubicon.
New York, NY – June 13, 2011 – AMC announced today the renewal of “The Killing” for a 13-episode second season. From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (“Cold Case”), season one premiered on Sunday, April 3 to 2.7 million total viewers. The series currently reigns as the second highest premiere season for an original drama in AMC history. “The Killing” is based on the successful Danish television series “Forbrydelsen” and is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (“Burn Notice”) for Fuse Entertainment. Season one’s finale premieres Sunday, June 19 at 10pm EST. (more…)