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post #841 of 1120
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Agreed. The American Killing was a train wreck.

Well, you know what they say -- one man's train wreck is another man's mag-lev bullet to Portland.

No, I don't really know what that means. I just like the show. tongue.gif
post #842 of 1120
From the "Hot Off The Press" Thread (top of 'HDTV Programming' page). rolleyes.gif

TV Notes
Writers back at work on AMC's 'The Killing'
Series eyes May bow as cabler, digital deals are being hammered out
By Stuart Levine, Variety - Nov. 30, 2012

The mystery of whether "The Killing" will be brought back to life has been solved: The show is returning to AMC.

Though neither the cabler nor producer Fox Television Studios would confirm, showrunner Veena Sud and exec producers Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin went back to the writers' room this week to begin work on a third season of the moody drama.

The new season will likely launch in late May, with production set to begin in a few months. Earlier reports had the drama also being made available on Netflix following its initial run on AMC, but those negotiations have not yet been finalized. Series, starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as a pair of Seattle cops trying to solve the murder of a high school girl, was canceled in July. However, rumors persisted that the show might be revived on Netflix or another alternative platform. The lingering interest in "Killing" from outside outlets likely helped convince AMC to give the show a second look.

After a series premiere in May 2011 that generated strong ratings, numbers began to fall and there was an uproar from many viewers after the first-season finale failed to solve the show's central murder mystery. The "Killing's" second season ended in June with only 1.9 million viewers tuning in.

At that point, it wasn't looking likely that a third season would ever happen, but in the ensuing months AMC topper Charlie Collier and programming senior VP Joel Stillerman changed their minds, probably swayed in part by the prospect of a partner coming in to help shoulder the cost of licensing the show.

There's no word yet on which cast members will return, although undoubtedly producers aim to retain stars Enos and Kinnaman. Billy Campbell, who ended season two as the newly elected mayor of Seattle, could be a possibility, but Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton, who played the murder victim's parents, may not be back.

WME, which recently signed Sud, was said to be instrumental in getting "Killing" back on the air.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118062923
post #843 of 1120
The news that The Killing may have a third season reminds me of a scene in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in which Mrs. Lovett, after finding Judge Turpin is not quite dead, shouts at the judge, "Die, die!"smile.gif
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The news that The Killing may have a third season reminds me of a scene in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in which Mrs. Lovett, after finding Judge Turpin is not quite dead, shouts at the judge, "Die, die!"smile.gif

Me, I just keep seeing that death scene from Ol' Yeller where they're all weeping hysterically over the dying mutt saying "Live, live!" wink.gif Of course, those kinds of movies usually end up mirroring the fate of complex serialized dramas on TV: they all croak anyway. tongue.giffrown.gif
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The news that The Killing may have a third season reminds me of a scene in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in which Mrs. Lovett, after finding Judge Turpin is not quite dead, shouts at the judge, "Die, die!"smile.gif
Still following this thread even though you hate the series, eh? rolleyes.gif
post #846 of 1120
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Still following this thread even though you hate the series, eh? rolleyes.gif

I came back because I watched the last two episodes of Season 2 in order to find out, albeit a season too late, who killed Rosie. If The Killing really does come back for a third season I'll unsubscribe from the thread, I promise. In the meantime, several posters, including yours truly have enjoyed poking fun at the show. More seriously, I have an all regions BD player, so if I could find BDs of the Danish original, Forbrydelsen, with English subtitles, I'd buy it in a minute.
post #847 of 1120
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Well, you know what they say -- one man's train wreck is another man's mag-lev bullet to Portland.
No, I don't really know what that means. I just like the show. tongue.gif

If it makes it back, I'm all in as well ..
post #848 of 1120
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Well, you know what they say -- one man's train wreck is another man's mag-lev bullet to Portland.
No, I don't really know what that means. I just like the show. tongue.gif

If it makes it back, I'm all in as well ..
+1
post #849 of 1120
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Well, you know what they say -- one man's train wreck is another man's mag-lev bullet to Portland.
No, I don't really know what that means. I just like the show. tongue.gif

If it makes it back, I'm all in as well ..
+2
post #850 of 1120
Count me in too.
post #851 of 1120
I'm in...I was a little peeved at the end of season one, but not enough to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
post #852 of 1120
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I came back because I watched the last two episodes of Season 2 in order to find out, albeit a season too late, who killed Rosie. If The Killing really does come back for a third season I'll unsubscribe from the thread, I promise. In the meantime, several posters, including yours truly have enjoyed poking fun at the show. More seriously, I have an all regions BD player, so if I could find BDs of the Danish original, Forbrydelsen, with English subtitles, I'd buy it in a minute.


After awhile, I honestly didn't care who killed her, that was the least interesting part for me. The two detectives are the best part of the series, so a season three with no Rosie mystery and those two back on another case is the best of both worlds.
post #853 of 1120
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Originally Posted by StonesCat View Post

After awhile, I honestly didn't care who killed her, that was the least interesting part for me. The two detectives are the best part of the series, so a season three with no Rosie mystery and those two back on another case is the best of both worlds.

Spot on .. it's the cast .. although I did want to know who killed Rosie, it was quite anticlimactic ..
post #854 of 1120
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Spot on .. it's the cast .. although I did want to know who killed Rosie, it was quite anticlimactic ..
The cast is what makes the original so good as well, Sofie Gråbøl is spectacular in the lead role with the way she conveys so much with so little dialog, something the American version does very poorly.
post #855 of 1120
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The cast is what makes the original so good as well, Sofie Gråbøl is spectacular in the lead role with the way she conveys so much with so little dialog, something the American version does very poorly.

That's what made the US remake unwatchable for me. The screeds of dialogue - nothing was left unsaid or to be inferred from the... err... acting... I didn't survive past the first couple of ad breaks.

Series 3 of the Danish version is on-air here in the UK. It's still as watchable as ever - though I think series 1 (which was 20 eps, rather than the 10eps of series 2 and 3) is still the best.

BTW keenan - if you like good Scandic noir - try the Arne Dahl series. I enjoyed all of them - though they are quite gruesome in places.
post #856 of 1120
Good grief, how many of these series are there? It would seem as though there are more novelists writing murder mysteries in Scandinavia than there are actual murderers. biggrin.gif
post #857 of 1120
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That's what made the US remake unwatchable for me. The screeds of dialogue - nothing was left unsaid or to be inferred from the... err... acting... I didn't survive past the first couple of ad breaks.
Series 3 of the Danish version is on-air here in the UK. It's still as watchable as ever - though I think series 1 (which was 20 eps, rather than the 10eps of series 2 and 3) is still the best.
BTW keenan - if you like good Scandic noir - try the Arne Dahl series. I enjoyed all of them - though they are quite gruesome in places.
Definitely! I'll check it out, thanks!
post #858 of 1120
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Good grief, how many of these series are there? It would seem as though there are more novelists writing murder mysteries in Scandinavia than there are actual murderers. biggrin.gif

Well as Norway, Sweden and Denmark are all totally different countries, and they all have strong public service (NRK, SVT, DR) and strong commercial networks (TV2 Norway, TV4, Kanal 5, TV2 Denmark etc.) there are plenty of commissioning outlets (at least 7 or 8), and as murder/thrillers are really popular in all three territories (and lots are also co-produced with German broadcasters ARD and ZDF as well) there's a lot of demand for them! Also bear in mind that we're playing catch-up - Wallander and Forbrydelsen both date back 5+ years in their original production dates.

One thing that seems to happen in the US is that if a series is popular - like CSI or Law and Order - then spin-offs are created - so you end up with 3+ different series from the same franchise. This doesn't happen as much elsewhere I guess - where original series are more common.

Some of the Scandinavian franchises are also quite different - in that they can range from a 20 x 60 minute series like "The Killing/Forbrydelsen I", to a short number (6 or fewer) 90 minute self-contained episodes, or even fewer (4 or fewer) stories per season spread across 2 x 90 minute episodes each.

Many of the 90 minute self-contained franchises have cinematic releases (either for the first episode or for many episodes), then DVD/Blu-ray releases (even if there hasn't been a cinema release) and then are broadcast on TV (like movies). They're sometimes produced over a number of years - so you may only get one cinema or DVD/Blu-ray every month or so, and then after all in a block have been released they may be shown weekly on TV. The releases are much more 'Eventy' than in the US - so there will be quite a lot of promotion for the first in a new block of Varg Veum or Beck when they start showing in the cinema.

And of course with all the long dark winter nights - scary thrillers are voraciously consumed! (In Norway they also have a tradition of reading a thriller at Easter I believe?)
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post #860 of 1120
Campbell's character had run its course anyway. There'll be a whole new case to solve. I'm glad Kinneman is most likely returning.
Edited by bruce73 - 12/14/12 at 2:45am
post #861 of 1120
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Campbell departs 'The Killing'

Interesting, glad Richmond and the political stuff (never materialzied right) won't be back . Hope there is a cameo with Rosie's parents at some point, like Holder or Linden running into them somewhere.
post #862 of 1120
As long as they keep Holder and Linden, they can start a new case and then have Sud ruin it by stretching it out way too long just like the last one.
post #863 of 1120
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Campbell's character had run its course anyway. There'll be a whole new case to solve. I'm glad Kinneman is most likely returning.

Ah - another way it veered away from the Danish original. His character didn't return for the second series in the Danish version.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sara Lund's partners in series 1 and series 2 both die

(Always like the fact that Joel Kinneman is Swedish, and playing an American in a remake of a Danish series... If you want to see him act in a Swedish crime movie - look out for Fast Cash aka Snabba Cash)

The series has now come to an end in Denmark - the final episodes of series 3 aired a week or two ago on Denmark, and this evening on BBC Four/BBC HD. (We got Series 3 in HD !)
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Campbell's character had run its course anyway. There'll be a whole new case to solve. I'm glad Kinneman is most likely returning.

Ah - another way it veered away from the Danish original. His character didn't return for the second series in the Danish version.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sara Lund's partners in series 1 and series 2 both die

(Always like the fact that Joel Kinneman is Swedish, and playing an American in a remake of a Danish series... If you want to see him act in a Swedish crime movie - look out for Fast Cash aka Snabba Cash)

The series has now come to an end in Denmark - the final episodes of series 3 aired a week or two ago on Denmark, and this evening on BBC Four/BBC HD. (We got Series 3 in HD !)

Yes, I just finished watching series 3. Another great story with a remarkable conclusion. Thanks for the tip on Snabba Cash. I found it. Had to hunt for some English subs, but finally found those too. cool.gif
Edited by bruce73 - 12/15/12 at 6:51pm
post #865 of 1120
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

The series has now come to an end in Denmark - the final episodes of series 3 aired a week or two ago on Denmark, and this evening on BBC Four/BBC HD. (We got Series 3 in HD !)

Good for you! As much as I would love to see the Danish series on BD, the price for all 3 series on Amazon UK works out to $105 US plus shipping. Yikes! As much as I would love to see the show, the price is simply too rich for my blood.
post #866 of 1120
My program guide says that the pilot is being reshown Sunday the 6th at 5:00 AM Pacific time. Does this imply that they are going to reshow the entire series again?
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I guess they are going to show it again. I wonder if ther will be a break between the first and second halves of season one? biggrin.gif
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From the "Hot Off The Press" Thread (top of HDTV Programming page). cool.gif

TV Notes
‘The Killing’ to Live Again on AMC
By Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times' 'Arts Beat' Blog - Jan. 15, 2013

In one of the more surprising turns of events for a show known for outlandish plot twists, the cable network AMC announced Tuesday that it had made a deal with Fox Television Studios to produce a third season of “The Killing,” which the channel had said last summer it was canceling.

“The Killing,” a crime drama adapted from the Danish series “Forbrydelsen,” drew early praise for its stylish debut season in 2011 — praise that turned into frustration and criticism of its show runner, Veena Sud, when the resolution of the central murder mystery was put off until Season 2.

AMC said in a statement on Tuesday that the lead performers, Mireille Enos (who plays the homicide detective Sarah Linden) and Joel Kinnaman (who plays her partner, Stephen Holder), will return for Season 3, as will Ms. Sud, who will remain the show runner. The network said the coming season “will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes,” and that production will begin in Vancouver on Feb. 25.

The channel went on to further describe Season 3: “A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, Sarah Linden is no longer a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.”

In July, AMC said that it was canceling “The Killing,” as viewership for the show declined from an average of about 2.2 million viewers in its first season to just under 1.6 million in the second. Fox Television Studios said then that it would “proceed to try to find another home for the show,” and reports surfaced in the months following that it was talking to other broadcast partners, including Netflix, the streaming video service. On Tuesday people familiar with the discussions said the talks with Netflix were continuing.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/the-killing-to-live-again-on-amc/?ref=television
post #870 of 1120
Sud must have some compromising photos of AMC brass.
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