The Killing Has Become The Killed: AMC Cancels the Series After Two Seasons

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Not a whole lot of surprise here: AMC has decided to pass on another round of its drama The Killing after two uneven seasons. The show burst onto the scene in 2011 with a lot of hype, having been birthed by hit-maker AMC, but really all it did was piss off a lot of viewers and critics when it didn't wrap up its case at the conclusion of Season 1.

Here's AMC's official statement: “After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew ‘The Killing’ for a third season. 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.”

We eventually did find out who killed Rosie Larsen in the Season 2 finale (it was the butler! (note: it was not the butler)), but the drama never recovered from all the bad press it received after the Season 1 finale... and by that point most people were over it, anyway.

But for those who did stick around and actually enjoyed Season 2, there's still hope. 20th Century Fox Studios, which makes the show, is currently looking around for another network to host a third season.

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