The Killing

The Killing

2011 American crime drama television series
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The Killing

The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (The Crime). The American version was developed by Veena Sud and produced by Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman).

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United States
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English
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4
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  • 42–59 minutes
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April 3, 2011 (2011-04-03)
August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)
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  • Much of the incidental music in Season 1 and 2 is the same as Forbrydelsen's first two seasons. They were both scored by Frans Bak.
  • Linden wears a brown patterned sweater throughout the show, a nod to the famous sweaters her counterpart wore on Forbrydelsen.
  • Mireille Enos did not watch the Danish original, Forbrydelsen (2007), before filming this series.
  • The Danish title of the original series, "Forbrydelsen", actually translates to "The Crime" - not "The Killing" as it was called in the UK.
  • AMC canceled the series after the second season. A few months later, Fox Television Studios reached a deal with Netflix to co-produce the series with AMC and revive the series for a third season.

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