AMC President Charlie Collier in a Hollywood Reporter interview this week noted:
Also in the Hollywood Reporter this week was a guest article Sympathy and Advice: 'Lost''s Damon Lindelof Defends 'The Killing' Season Finale.
THR: Were you surprised by The Killing fan outcry?
Collier: We didn't intend to mislead. It's interesting. We were and are remaining quite loyal to the arc of the original series [which revealed the killer after 20 episodes]. I'm confident that we'll be able to get people back into the story and have them see [showrunner] Veena Sud's great work.
THR: You did a market study to measure viewers' appetite for season two of The Killing. What did it tell you?
Collier: Intent to view is very high from the core fans. So we hope that people come back and get into the story the way they did in the first season. It remains one of the most engaging shows on television and a genre piece done differently.