‘The Killing’ Gets Picked Up For Season 2

AMC's gripping murder mystery is finally given a renewal notice a week before the season finale.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

To paraphrase Homer Simpson, "I suppose 'The Killing' will be fun enough."

After weeks of speculation, TVLine and other media outlets are confirming that AMC has finally ordered a second season of "The Killing." Although the series premiered with nearly 2.7 million viewers, the relatively slight drop off to 2.2 million viewers led some observers to believe that the series was in danger of being canceled.

By earning its renewal, "The Killing" becomes the fourth AMC series to be guaranteed a return stint on the network; following "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead." The series is adapted from the Danish series "Forbrydelsen" and stars Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden, a Police Detective who is reluctantly drawn into the complex murder of a young girl named Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay).

The show has also received critical raves for the performances of Enos, as well as Joel Kinnaman's recovering addict partner, Detective Stephen Holder, Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton as Rosie's parents and Billy Campbell as Darren Richmond, a politician who may be tied to Rosie's death in some way.

It's not currently known which cast members will be returning for the second season, but it seems like a safe bet that Enos and Kinnaman will stick around. During an interview with TVLine, Enos said "I know [executive producer] Veena [Sud] has several seasons mapped out in her mind, but she hasn’t let us know anything yet.”

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