The Killing (American TV series)

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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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The Killing
Based onForbrydelsen
by Søren Sveistrup
Developed byVeena Sud
Theme music composerWe Fell to Earth
ComposerFrans Bak
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes44 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Production locationVancouver, British Columbia
Running time
  • 42–59 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseApril 3, 2011 (2011-04-03) 
August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)

AMC announced the series's cancellation in July 2012, but picked it up for a third season after a renegotiation with Fox Television Studios and Netflix. The Killing was again cancelled by AMC in September 2013, but Netflix announced in November 2013 that it had ordered a fourth season consisting of six episodes to conclude the series.[1] The complete fourth season was released on Netflix on August 1, 2014.[2]