After coming on during April its first two times on TV, “The Killing” this time around is waiting until summer to kick off its latest investigation. In a statement on Friday, AMC announced that the mystery series, which stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos, will be back with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The show will air prior to the final weeks of “Mad Men,” and given that the season is 12 episodes long, will probably also transition into the end of “Breaking Bad.”
Here is what show creator Veena Sud had to say about the start date, and the show returning to air in general:
“I am grateful to AMC, Fox TV Studios and Netflix for their commitment to the show and their efforts in bringing The Killing back to air … I’m also thrilled to be working with our incredible writing team as we continue to explore the lives of Sarah and Holder, who, like so many real-life detectives, grapple with the consequences to their own lives of a no-holds-barred immersion in the world of a homicide investigation.”
So what’s the reason for the later start time? Really, you don’t have to look any further than the mere fact that the series had to start a little later in order to accommodate the fact that they were not even officially revived until a little earlier on this year. There are also a trio of new cast members coming on board this year in Peter Sarsgaard, Elias Koteas, and Amy Seimetz, as the series jumps forward a year following the Rosie Larsen investigation to focus on a completely new and different case.
What do you think about the premiere date for “The Killing”? If you want to read some more casting news for the show, you can do so by heading on over to the link here.