The Killing Gets Second Season

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

AMC today announced that its original series The Killing has been renewed for a second season. Based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen the show follows the investigation into a murder and touches on the emotional impact to the family and a political campaign’s connections. Ratings have been consistently decent – not spectacular – but at least ahead of what the canceled Rubicon did prior.

The Killing started very promisingly but since has tailed off significantly in terms of quality frustrating viewers and prompting critics to turn on it. It seems mainly a disappointment because fans now seem to expect more out of an AMC series. The red herrings, cliches, and conveniences taken with particular developments have been especially troublesome and a recent episode pretty much ignored the main storyline in favor of becoming a family drama.

It’ll still be interesting to see where a season two would go and hopefully this doesn’t signify that the mystery of Rosie Larsen’s death won’t be completely wrapped up in the finale next Sunday. Whether I’ll follow it to a second season will be dependent on what changes are made and whether the writers acknowledge all the glaring flaws and work to fix them.