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New series The KILLING on AMC


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#1 OFFLINE   oldschoolecw

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

Looks like AMC has another winner coming

http://www.amctv.com...-killing/about/
premiere on Sun., Apr. 3 at 9PM | 8C

AMC has begun production on the network's next original series, The Killing. From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Season one will consist of thirteen one-hour episodes and will debut with a 2 hour premiere on Sun., Apr. 3 at 9PM | 8C.

The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.

The Killing stars Mireille Enos (Big Love) as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (Once and Again) as Darren Richmond, Seattle's City Council President and now running for Mayor; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie's killer; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Rosie's mother, Mitch Larsen; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie's father, Stan Larsen. The pilot is directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

Filmed in Vancouver, The Killing is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuse's Kristen Campo co-produces. AMC’s Joel Stillerman, senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content, Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming and Jason Fisher, senior vice president of production oversee production of the series for the network.


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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:03 PM

Is this supposed to be a full blown series or a mini-series I wonder? I mean, one murder to investigate and then what? And even though AMC seems to be doing Walking Dead right I how they gave up on Rubicon.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

It is supposed to be one day of the investigation per episode. TV Guide has a write up on it and really likes it.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:45 PM

Looking forward to it. Now if we can get AMC in HD.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:18 AM

Looking forward to it. Now if we can get AMC in HD.

Yes, this looks like a great new series:)
You still don't have it in HD:nono: I made the switch from D to E a few months ago, but thought D would have added AMC HD by now. sorry

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:50 AM

Looking forward to it. Now if we can get AMC in HD.

Pardon my French, but it really sucks we'll have to endure watching another promising new show in SD at this stage of the game. Maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised by an announcement to the contrary in the next 10 days?
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:42 AM

I'll give it a shot - AMC has done well enough with their series that i'll try just about anything they put out. I do agree that it would be nice to be able to watch these shows in HD, though.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:09 AM

As Charlie Sheen would say "Winner".

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:06 PM

Liked it A LOT.











(wish it was in HD though)

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:02 PM

http://tvbythenumber...n-viewers/88172

The 9-11p premiere of AMC’s The Killing averaged 2.7 million viewers, and 4.7 million viewers for the night with the two encores that aired (11p-1am, and 1a-3a).

Not shabby, and second only to The Walking Dead (albeit by a wide margin, The Walking Dead premiere averaged 5.3 million viewers in its initial telecast) as far as AMC premieres go. Still trying to dig up 18-49 but here is the blurb via AMC:


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:12 PM

Pardon my French, but it really sucks we'll have to forgo watching another promising new show because it's only delivered to us in SD at this stage of the game. Maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised by an announcement to the contrary in the next 10 days?


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:16 PM

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Refusing to watch a good show because it's not in HD is ridiculous. What did you do 5 years ago? Not watch TV? Do you ever travel and find yourself in a hotel? What do you do? Sit in bed and read magazines?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

Wow that was an amazing show! No splashy computer crap, no fabulously techy CSI stuff, no amazing revelations pulled out of the air. Just wonderful acting and amazing plots and sincerely moving characters.

LOVED IT!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:05 PM

Looks like the pilot will air again at 6 this Thursday, followed by ep. called "The Cage" at 7.... Maybe HD by then! :nono2:

Look forward to it.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:34 PM

Haven't even watched a half hour of the pilot, but I can definitely see me getting caught up in this. It does seem like they might be pushing some things a little quickly, but I can live with that in the pilot.

@Sharon: I definitely agree with you. This show kind reminds me of Durham County. Nothing flashy... Just a well scripted and well acted mystery drama.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:31 PM

We just finished watching it and we both thought it was great. My wife actually stayed awake the entire 2 hours, so that proves it's good. Just wish it was in HD for us on D*.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

Refusing to watch a good show because it's not in HD is ridiculous. What did you do 5 years ago? Not watch TV? Do you ever travel and find yourself in a hotel? What do you do? Sit in bed and read magazines?


There is more than enough for me to watch in HD that I don't need to add anything in SD to my viewing.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:53 PM

There is more than enough for me to watch in HD that I don't need to add anything in SD to my viewing.


Just to be argumentative, does that mean you have no need for additional HD as well? Or would you pine for more HD?

(I do, even though my viewing queue is generally generous.)
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:59 PM

Just to be argumentative, does that mean you have no need for additional HD as well? Or would you pine for more HD?

(I do, even though my viewing queue is generally generous.)


I would definitely like more HD channels such as AMC. There are a few shows on AMC I would give a shot if the channel was available to me in HD. However, it's not and therefore AMC does not exist to me.
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