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The Killing

2010
44 episodes
5 seasons
79user score

The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.

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Seasons
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Season 5

ended

There won't be a season 5, the show has ended.

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Season 4

6 episodes
Aug 1, 2014

Netflix announced shortly after season 3 was cancelled by AMC that it was ordering a fourth season consisting of six episodes to conclude the series. The complete fourth season will be available on Netflix in all territories on August 1, 2014.

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Season 3

12 episodes
Jun 2, 2013

The third season of the AMC American crime drama television series The Killing premiered on June 2, 2013, concluded on August 4, 2013, and consisted of 12 episodes. The series was developed and produced by Veena Sud and based on the Danish series, Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, this season follows detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder as they investigate a string of murders that connect to a previous case of Linden's. AMC originally announced that they had canceled the series in July 2012, but, in January 2013, officially announced it would return for a third season, which would supposedly be its last.

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Season 2

13 episodes
Apr 1, 2012

The second season of the AMC American crime drama television series The Killing premiered on April 1, 2012, concluded on June 17, 2012, and consisted of 13 episodes. The series was developed and produced by Veena Sud and based on the Danish series, Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, this season follows the continued investigation into the murder of local teenager Rosie Larsen, with each episode covering approximately 24 hours. The season culminated in the closing of the Larsen murder, with the discovery of those involved with the murder.

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Season 1

13 episodes
Apr 3, 2011

The first season of the AMC American crime drama television series The Killing premiered on April 3, 2011 and concluded on June 19, 2011. The series was developed and produced by Veena Sud and based on the Danish series, Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, this season follows the investigation into the murder of local teenager Rosie Larsen, with each episode covering approximately 24 hours. The first season covers the first two weeks of the investigation and has three main storylines: the police investigation into Rosie's murder, the attempts of her family to deal with their grief, and the fluctuating electoral fortunes of a political campaign that becomes embroiled in the case. It stars Mireille Enos as homicide detective Sarah Linden and Joel Kinnaman as rookie detective Stephen Holder.

Casting
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Mireille Enos
Sarah Linden
Profile picture of Joel Kinnaman who plays Stephen Holder
Joel Kinnaman
Stephen Holder
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Gregg Henry
Carl Reddick
Profile picture of Joan Allen who plays Margaret O'Neal
Joan Allen
Margaret O'Neal
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Sterling Beaumon
Lincoln Knopf
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Levi Meaden
AJ Fielding
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Morten Hauch-Fausbøll
Jarl Frevert
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Content rating
16
TV-MA
14
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