"The Killing" cancelled by AMC

Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) - The Killing - Season 2, Episode 1 - Photo credit: Carole Segal/AMC Carole Segal/AMC

Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden on "The Killing."
AMC

(CBS News) AMC has canceled "The Killing" after two seasons, but the detective drama could find a new home on another network.

"The Killing" finale: Rosie Larsen's murderer didn't see it coming

After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew 'The Killing' for a third season," the network said in a statement, obtained by Deadline. "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."

Fox Television Studios also released a statement, saying it plans to shop the series to other networks: "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."

"The Killing," which debuted in 2011, centered around two Seattle detectives (Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman) investigating the murder of a teenaged girl. The show, which opened strong with 2.7 million viewers, went on to infuriate fans and critics alike when the killer's identity was not revealed during the first-season finale, as had been expected.

When the show returned in April for season 2, ratings dropped 33 percent to 1.8 million viewers and never recovered. The mystery of who killed Rosie Larsen was finally solved at the end of that season.

Tell us: What do you think of "The Killing" getting canceled?

  • Jessica Derschowitz

Comments