After much hype and a promising beginning that turned into a rather ponderous and lengthy ordeal, AMC has decided to end its series The Killing after two seasons. The series, an adaptation of a Danish show, was a big hit during its first season.
In addition, the show’s first season finale was very popular but sparked controversy when the killer was not revealed at the end. Fans apparently lost faith in the show and when it returned for season two, its ratings were down and they never bounced back.
“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.”
Said AMC in a statement. However, all is not lost completely lost for fans of the show. Apparently, production company Fox TV Studios has not given up on it.
“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.”
So, there you go. Perhaps it will find a home on another network. FX perhaps?