‘The Killing’ Renewed for Second Season

The KillingAMC’s sizable hit is Mad Men, currently on hiatus until its fifth season. The channel’s intense character piece is Breaking Bad, beginning a fourth season this month. Its high-stakes science fiction epic is The Walking Dead, which recently began releasing promo shots of its second season. And, thankfully, there is also a new season in the works for AMC’s detective story, cerebral character study, and distinctly heart-wrenching drama, The Killing.

The Killing, as a mystery surrounding the death of a Seattle girl, provokes a higher degree of active watching than many shows on television. You hunt with the detectives. You grieve with the family. And you never stop wondering about the suspects.

The Killing’s renewal for a second season is just the latest episode in AMC’s pattern of producing quality, artful television: they know what’s good. Now, if only the rest of the world would realize this so that the series could live up to its name in the ratings.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.