November 15, 2013

THE SKED: “The Killing” Will Not Die!

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Michael Myers and Freddie Kreuger have nothing on THE KILLING, a series that seems to be perpetually death-defying.  After the 2-season search for the killer of Rosie Larsen, with a conclusion that seemed to satisfy no one, and then a third season that generated little excitement, AMC canceled The Killing… but it’s back.  Netflix has decided to order a “final” (don’t bet on it) 6-episode run of the embattled thriller, which will be overseen again by showrunner Veena Sud and feature stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.  Although Netflix, as always, doesn’t release viewership numbers, reportedly The Killing has been very popular on the service, justifying the investment in additional episodes.

Fine.  But Netflix:  if The Good Wife or Parenthood don’t make it past this season on their broadcast networks, you’re now expected to step up.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."