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Not sure if anyone else broke this story, so I am hoping I will be the first. This series is based on a Danish series called Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle but filmed in Vancouver. This is a Fox Television that is producing this. The only name that sounds familar to me is Billy Campbell. He was in The Rocketeer

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I've been looking forward to this for a while now. I'm assuming it will premiere around March/April next year. Here's a teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tEyUfv8WUA

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Lead homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and ex-narc cop Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) investigate the death of Rosie Larsen in AMC's newest original series, The Killing, premiering in March 2011. (Photo credit: Chris Large/AMC)

AMC begins production today in Vancouver 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. It tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Produced by Fox Television Studios, it is executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuse's Kristen Campo co-produces. Season one consists of thirteen, one-hour episodes and is slated to premiere in March 2011.

"The Killing marks the first foray into a crime mystery genre for AMC. We were drawn to the project immediately after viewing the original format. Veena's adaptation has everything we loved about the original and more -- it is compelling and addictive storytelling," said Susie Fitzgerald, AMC's SVP of scripted development and current programming. "We could also not be more impressed with the level of talent that we have working on it from our amazing cast and crew to our dedicated partners at FTVS and Fuse."

David Madden, President of Fox TV Studios, added, "From the moment Mikkel Bondesen brought us the Danish series, we knew The Killing was something special, and that we would need the trifecta of exceptional writer/showrunner, which we found in Veena Sud, a breakout cast, and a creatively driven, forward-thinking network to give this project the life it deserves in the US. We are thrilled to roll cameras on The Killing and look forward to its airing on AMC."

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," who is the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen. Other castings include: Billy Campbell (Once and Again, Enough) as "Darren Richmond," Seattle's City Council President running for Mayor; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as "Mitch Larsen," Rosie's mother; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as "Stephen Holder," an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie Larsen's killer; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as "Stan Larsen," Rosie's father.

The original series is excellent. It's very character-driven - how different people are affected by the crime committed. Production of the 3rd and final season will soon be underway. Unfortunately it is difficult to get hold of. Aussies can get DVDs with English subtitles, otherwise understanding German comes in very handy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IZUWkghFeQ

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This looks absolutely superb. Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. It certainly looks a notch up form the traditional crime investigation fare so I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for this. As always, thank heaves for overseas TV for continuing to produce intelligent drama when the UK is so bereft of it at the moment. I see it stars Mireille Enos who I recall from Big Love. Methinks this could well be her Scully role if it's a good as it looks like it will be. It's about time she got a little more recognition.

Great news folks.

Eth

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Many thanks for sharing this Arthur. This is one of the new US series which I hope we get to see next year. This is must see TV for me. Can't wait for it. :thumbsup: Michelle Forbes (who appeared as well in another great sounding series Durham County) is also starring in The Killing. AMC is one of the best cable channels at the moment, what with showing Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead as well.

I had wanted to know if the original Danish series is available on DVD (ditto with the original Swedish Wallander TV series).

Wish I could give a rep point for people's avatars, as I really like the colour scheme and image used (of Lara Means).

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You're most welcome. :)

Yes, she was remarkable in Durham County. I think some people expected her to play Sarah actually. She does look and feel more like the original Sarah than Enos does, but it will be really interesting to watch this role-reversal in a way. Forbes was wonderful years ago in 'Messiah' with Ken Stott. I really liked that. Sad to hear there's a lock of intelligent British TV, Eth. I've been hearing Sherlock's good though.

Thanks, WaveCrest. Perhaps it's a good idea. I'm not an avid poster really but I do like to fiddle around with images and things. I had such a strong impression of her, I had to find an outlet for it.

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The short trailer for AMC's The Killing looks good and the longer trailer for the original The Killing TV looks very good. As regards to traditional crime fare, this takes away from the unpredictability of them (excellent writing and acting, twists and turns) and dosen't mean that there's anything wrong with them. It's annoying when it seems that existing TV shows have to have something which makes them hip and trendy. And having a winning formula dosen't detract from the quality of an existing or newer crime/detective series.

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Earth---->Hi Beer.

This does look good. This is my first time aware of it, and if you hadn't posted your comment I would have continued to not know about it. You help make posting fun. Thanks---->Belch

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too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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Okay folks, The Killing took in 2.7 million viewers Sunday night. The slow turning murder mystery has already made me a fan. The main character Mchelle Enos that plays Det. Sarah Linden reminds me of Dana Scully. Her sensae of deduction is almost dead on with Scully. The series itself reminds me of Seven and the series Millennium. The background noise belnds in well with the music of the show. Like Millennium it uses dark bleak scenes that actually makes me believe this is all too real. This has a slow pace but the camera work tells the story with out any spoken words. This is s must see.

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