Saturday, August 14, 2010

TV News: The Killing (Forbrydelsen) is Commissioned

A thirteen part tv series called The Killing*, based on the Danish series, Forbrydelsen, has been commissioned in the US:
New York, NY – August 11, 2010 - AMC announced today a full series order for the pilot that was formerly known as The Killing, from writer and executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case). Sud has signed on to also serve as the showrunner for the series, which is currently untitled. Set in Seattle, the series is based on the wildly successful Danish television series “Forbrydelsen” and tells the story of the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation.

The series ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family and the suspects. The story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As it unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they’ve moved on, their past isn’t done with them.

Production on the series begins this fall in Vancouver and season one consists of 13, one-hour episodes. The series is slated to premiere in 2011 on AMC.
Read the whole article at Deadline Hollywood.

*the series is to be renamed but that's all I have at the moment!

4 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, sounds interesting. I watch out for it.

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Maxine said...

What a pity that they don't just keep the Danish version and subtitle it. That would be much better than a ghastly US remake, I am sure.

Anonymous said...

SBS Australia www.sbs.com.au have done the subtitles for this series and more wonderful Scandinavian crime tv series, well worth a look and you can buy the DVD when out.

Lauren said...

I've seen this, and it's excellent. I saw it in German, but it is available in English, and even seems to be All Regions.

As the previous poster said:

http://www.sbs.com.au/shop/product/category/DVDs/3962/Killing-The-Volume-1

and

http://www.sbs.com.au/shop/product/category/DVDs/4567/Killing-The-Vol.-2-b-PRODUCT-RECALL-b

(Ignore the product recall message there.)

Unit One and The Eagle are also highly recommended. There's not much translated Danish crime fiction around, but the TV makes up for it!