Is “The Killing” going to have a show at another season on the air? If you look at the ratings, it’s certainly unlikely. The show is the lowest-rated scripted product that AMC puts out, and the declining numbers throughout much of season 2 also are not exactly a vote of confidence. Add to that the fact that many people may be sending off the show now that the Rosie Larsen case is over, and you have a recipe for very low numbers for a potential season 3 premiere.
For those of us who did love the show, though, there is still room to speculate as to what could happen with the show next. For star Joel Kinnaman, he is in particular excited about the prospect of having a full season to work with without the pressure of taking on a case that was already popularized in the original version of the show. Here is what he had to say on the subject to TVLine:
“We’ve invested a lot in these characters and want to see how they continue their journey. I feel like Linden and Holder [are] just [getting] started.
” … [The] series has to reboot itself … It’s like the first season [of a show], where it [would] be original material and not based on the Danish [series] anymore.”
Unfortunately, another actor on the show is not nearly as optimistic about his own future, though he may have a good reason for it considering where his character stood in terms of the Larsen case. Brent Sexton (Stan) told The Hollywood Reporter that even if the show does continue, it doesn’t make any sense for him to still be a part of it:
“They haven’t said officially. My guess, though: once you have resolution with the family, I don’t know how you dramatize keeping them around. If they ask me back, terrific… but I’m thinking it’s on to the next one.”
Do you think that the pretty stellar season 2 finale for “The Killing” does help its potential renewal prospects, or are you more of the belief now that this show is pretty much dead thanks to the ratings?