Statement from the network: “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, Fans of the noir-esque murder mystery should not feel depressed, it may live on another station.
Fox Television Studios quickly sent out a statement saying the studio plans to shop the drama series to other networks: “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.”
The Show’s first season debuted with a ton of buzz and about a strong audience of 2.7 million. However, many fans were frustrated with the show for not revealing who killed Rosie Larsen, the main story line of the season. It turned out to be the death for the show, whose season 2 ratings were significantly down, and never recovered, despite finally revealing who killed Rosie Larsen at the end of what would become it’s second and last season.
Despite the missteps taken with the Killing, AMC has had a pretty remarkable run in Scripted Television during the last few years. With Shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, it’s safe to say that AMC will be force in scripted dramas for years to come.