Good grief, why won’t AMC-TV’s The Killing--a disappointing American version of the popular Danish program Forbrydelsen--just go away? The show was officially cancelled last summer. Now, though, there are reports that AMC is conspiring with Netflix to develop a third season of The Killing, possibly for initial release through Netflix’s on-demand streaming media service.
Series stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are evidently already under contract to participate in a third season, so there’s no problem there. But how many people would give this resurrected drama another chance, after being so often let down by its storytelling?
Certainly not the folks at Omnimystery News.
In a recent post, they declared that showrunner Veena Sud’s further involvement in The Killing would be a deal-breaker. “The only way we’d return,” they insisted, “is if she publicly apologized for the way she handled the first two seasons of the series and then promised to create a positive viewer experience for the third season. Since that’s not likely to happen, we simply don’t have the time and energy to commit to being deceived again by her, and thus we’ll likely give the third season--if it comes to be--a pass.”
I regretfully agree.