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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

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 Sarah Linden (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Stephen Holder (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Darren Richmond (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jack Linden (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Mitch Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Stan Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gwen Eaton (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jamie Wright (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Terry Marek (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Tom Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Denny Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Mayor Lesley Adams (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Regi Darnell (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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In Seattle, Det. Sarah Linden is on what is supposed to be her last day on the job. She and her son Jack are supposed to leave that evening to join her fiancé in Sonoma. Her replacement, Det. Stephen Holder, is ready to take over but they answer a call from a patrol car who have found a bloodied sweater in a field. When the missing girl, Rosie Larsen, is found in the trunk of a car at the bottom of a lake it turns out the car is registered to the campaign committee for councilman Darren Richmond, who is running for mayor. Linden delays her departure for what she hopes will be only a few days. Written by garykmcd

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The Danish title of the original series,Forbrydelsen (2007), actually translates to "The Crime" - not "The Killing" as it was called in the US. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.70 (2011) See more »

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Excellent adaption of a great original!!
5 April 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Having watched the Danish original "Forbrydelsen" it was with great anticipation and some apprehension that I finally got to see the American adaption to this outstanding and huge successful drama. I was both surprised and amazed. "The Killing" has managed to maintain the somber and somewhat dark ambiance of the original while still incorporating enough elements to make the current version plausible. Kudos to the cast of this version which has kept the integrity of the original and so far, it looks every bit as good as I could have hoped. Although the plot takes its time to unfold, it's well worth the wait. Soon you will be trying to guess who killed the beautiful High School student and realize that nothing is as it seems, each episode offering a different perspective (and suspect) until the tantalizing conclusion. Get hooked!! ;)


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