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The Killing 

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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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Veena Sud
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2014   2013   2012   2011  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mireille Enos ...  Sarah Linden 44 episodes, 2011-2014
Joel Kinnaman ...  Stephen Holder 44 episodes, 2011-2014
Billy Campbell ...  Darren Richmond 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Liam James ...  Jack Linden 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Michelle Forbes ...  Mitch Larsen 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Brent Sexton ...  Stan Larsen 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Kristin Lehman ...  Gwen Eaton 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Eric Ladin ...  Jamie Wright 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Jamie Anne Allman ...  Terry Marek 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Evan Bird ...  Tom Larsen 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Seth Isaac Johnson ...  Denny Larsen 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Tom Butler ...  Mayor Lesley Adams 19 episodes, 2011-2012
Annie Corley ...  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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17 And Counting See more »


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Trivia

Mireille Enos did not watch the Danish original, Forbrydelsen (2007), before filming this series. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) See more »

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Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Richard File and Wendy Fowler
Performed by We Fell To Earth
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Polar Opposites, Perfect Detective Duo
14 May 2019 | by PCT1970See all my reviews

Suda has created a sublime mystery/ thriller. This series has excellent direction, cinematography, writing, setting, score and acting. All the actors involved deliver superlative performances. Enos and Kinnaman command the series. The plot is set in a rainy and dark Seattle which sets the mood for the series. The plot revolves around the mysterious murder of a young women. Teaming up to solve the case are two detectives with much different styles and both with turbulent backgrounds. One is a seasoned by the book detective, Sarah Linden and the other is a younger street smart detective, Stephen Holder who is transferred from the narcotics division. Together they make a perfect team viewing the mystery from different perspectives and styles. During the case they encounter obstacles at every angle and the case reaches as high as the most elite individuals in Seattle. The plot is consistent, flawless, intense, clever, ingenious, violent, memorable and unique. The series is duplicitous and a has a cathartic ending that brings complete closure, including the partnership of Sarah and Stephen. This remains one of the best series in it's genre to this day.


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Official Sites:

AMC [United States]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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