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EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek of AMC's New Murder-Mystery Drama 'The Killing' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 1st 2011 9:00AM
Mireille Enos, AMC's 'The Killing'In their grand -- albeit still fairly new -- tradition of featuring powerful dramatic series, AMC has a new murder-mystery show to add to their critically-acclaimed, award-winning lineup, which includes 'Mad Men,' 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead.'

'The Killing,' based on a popular Danish series (called 'Forbrydelsen,' if anyone wants to track down, translate and spoil it) follows the investigation of a young girl's murder in Seattle.

The 13 one-hour episodes of season 1 (two-hour premiere Sun., April 3, 9PM ET) tell the stories of the police detectives assigned to the murder, the victim's distraught family and the suspects in the case. There are also quite a few political elements at play and, as the show's description teases, "there are no accidents" and "everyone has a secret."

We have an exclusive video preview with the show's star, Mireille Enos, who talks all about her character, Sarah Linden, the lead detective on the case. "She works very hard at not being emotionally drawn in," Enos explains. "That's the challenge of her life ... is to stay emotionally removed."

Enos also introduces us to her onscreen son and fiance, and explains Sarah's difficult relationships with both of them. "She's had her whole life up to this point as a police officer, and now she's about to give all of that up and choose happiness."

Until this murder case sucks her back in, that is.

Check out this candid behind-the-scenes interview, then catch AMC's exclusive first look of the show this Friday (March 4) during their 'Walking Dead' season 1 marathon. The preview will air at 9:30PM ET and again at 12:45AM ET.

The network is also posting updates -- like videos of the biggest clues in the case -- online. Friend 'The Killing' on Facebook and follow 'The Killing' on Twitter to get to know the show before it even begins

Tell us, AMC fans: will you add 'The Killing' to your TV lineup? Sound off in the comments.

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The original Danish thriller ;'The Killer' is superb, along with 'Wallander'
Nobody can compete with Scandinavian thrillers. Maybe "Spiral" a
wonderful french thriller.

March 05 2011 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hi there, in Holland watching the original Danish series and I can say only this people: Get over your fear for subtitles!

Although well made, you already sense the fundamental shift in the series, as it feels American. Not wanting to slate that, but we know this now, there are so many similar shows made. The original series has a tempo and a feeling to it that makes it so special, and with the scenery, the accents and the broodiness makes it stand out completely against the majority of mediocre tv being made.

A Shame that in the US people and producers don't have the patience/ time/ willpower to appreciate a superior product in the format it was originally made, thus opening more money to mediocrity and giving less exposure to those that really deserve it and come up with something new and good as opposed to rehashing other people's work into second-class drivel.

Suffice to say, I won't be watching the US version.

March 05 2011 at 6:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm in the UK watching the original Danish series - the BBC are showing it over 10 weeks in 2 hour chunks every Saturday night..(If you want to cheat you may be able to watch it on the international version of BBC iPlayer - not sure).
The US version looks really good - she even has the wool sweater nailed !!
Unfortunately the BBC won't be buying the US version but I hope it hooks US viewers as it has here - it's fantastic.
Will there be a second US series as the Danes made a second and I think are also making a third ?

Enjoy !!
Mark (York , England)

March 04 2011 at 9:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordon Werner

I am sick and tired of shows set in Seattle that are filmed in Vancouver.

March 01 2011 at 11:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peter H

I will watch anything AMC puts on right now. I dig the idea of a 13 episode murder mystery and will definitly check this out.

March 01 2011 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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