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The Killing is an American serial crime drama television series developed by Veena Sud, based on the Danish series of the same name that premiered on AMC on April 3, 2011.[1] The first two seasons center on the homicide of a young girl, Rosie Larsen, and its ensuing consequences on the police force, the suspects, and her distraught family. The third and fourth seasons focus on separate murder investigations. It stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as two homicide detectives, as they investigate crimes in Seattle, Washington.

On September 10, 2013, AMC officially cancelled the series after 38 episodes and three seasons.[2] However, on November 15, 2013, Netflix ordered a fourth and final season of six episodes,[3] that was released on August 1, 2014.[4] During the course of the series, 44 episodes of The Killing aired.

Contents

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
113April 3, 2011 (2011-04-03)June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19)AMC
213April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)
312June 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)
46August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)Netflix

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2011)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Patty JenkinsTeleplay by : Veena SudApril 3, 2011 (2011-04-03)BDH179/S1792.72[5]
22"The Cage"Ed BianchiVeena SudApril 3, 2011 (2011-04-03)BDH101/S1012.72[5]
33"El Diablo"Gwyneth Horder-PaytonDawn Prestwich & Nicole YorkinApril 10, 2011 (2011-04-10)BDH102/S1022.56[6]
44"A Soundless Echo"Jennifer GetzingerSoo HughApril 17, 2011 (2011-04-17)BDH103/S1032.51[7]
55"Super 8"Phil AbrahamJeremy DonerApril 24, 2011 (2011-04-24)BDH104/S1042.25[8]
66"What You Have Left"Agnieszka HollandNic PizzolattoMay 1, 2011 (2011-05-01)BDH105/S1051.81[9]
77"Vengeance"Ed BianchiLinda BurstynMay 8, 2011 (2011-05-08)BDH106/S1061.83[10]
88"Stonewalled"Dan AttiasAaron ZelmanMay 15, 2011 (2011-05-15)BDH107/S1071.98[11]
99"Undertow"Agnieszka HollandDan NowakMay 22, 2011 (2011-05-22)BDH108/S1081.69[12]
1010"I'll Let You Know When I Get There"Ed BianchiNicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichMay 29, 2011 (2011-05-29)BDH109/S1091.97[13]
1111"Missing"Nicole KassellVeena SudJune 5, 2011 (2011-06-05)BDH110/S1101.98[14]
1212"Beau Soleil"Keith GordonJeremy Doner & Soo HughJune 12, 2011 (2011-06-12)BDH111/S1111.83[15]
1313"Orpheus Descending"Brad AndersonVeena Sud & Nic PizzolattoJune 19, 2011 (2011-06-19)BDH112/S1122.32[16]

Season 2 (2012)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
141"Reflections"Agnieszka HollandVeena SudApril 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)BDH201/S2011.80[17]
152"My Lucky Day"Dan AttiasDawn Prestwich & Nicole YorkinApril 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)BDH202/S2021.80[17]
163"Numb"Brad AndersonEliza ClarkApril 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)BDH203/S2031.81[18]
174"Ogi Jun"Phil AbrahamJeremy DonerApril 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)BDH204/S2041.65[19]
185"Ghosts of the Past"Ed BianchiWendy RissApril 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)BDH205/S2051.59[20]
196"Openings"Kevin BrayAaron ZelmanApril 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)BDH206/S2061.35[21]
207"Keylela"Nicole KassellDan NowakMay 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)BDH207/S2071.34[22]
218"Off the Reservation"Veena SudNathaniel HalpernMay 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)BDH208/S2081.61[23]
229"Sayonara, Hiawatha"Phil AbrahamNicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichMay 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)BDH209/S2091.31[24]
2310"72 Hours"Nicole KassellEliza ClarkMay 27, 2012 (2012-05-27)BDH210/S2101.31[25]
2411"Bulldog"Ed BianchiJeremy DonerJune 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)BDH211/S2111.67[26]
2512"Donnie or Marie"Keith GordonAaron Zelman & Wendy RissJune 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)BDH212/S2121.84[27]
2613"What I Know"Patty JenkinsVeena Sud & Dan NowakJune 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)BDH213/S2131.45[28]

Season 3 (2013)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
271"The Jungle"Ed BianchiVeena SudJune 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)BDH301/S3011.76[29]
282"That You Fear the Most"Lodge KerriganDan NowakJune 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)BDH302/S3021.76[29]
293"Seventeen"Kari SkoglandEliza ClarkJune 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)BDH303/S3031.47[30]
304"Head Shots"Michael RymerDawn Prestwich & Nicole YorkinJune 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)BDH304/S3041.36[31]
315"Scared and Running"Dan AttiasColeman HerbertJune 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)BDH305/S3051.67[32]
326"Eminent Domain"Keith GordonDavid WienerJune 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)BDH306/S3061.37[33]
337"Hope Kills"Tricia BrockBrett ConradJuly 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)BDH307/S3071.62[34]
348"Try"Lodge KerriganNic Sheff & Aaron SlavikJuly 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)BDH308/S3081.52[35]
359"Reckoning"Jonathan DemmeDan NowakJuly 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)BDH309/S3091.35[36]
3610"Six Minutes"Nicole KassellVeena SudJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)BDH310/S3101.47[37]
3711"From Up Here"Phil AbrahamEliza ClarkAugust 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)BDH311/S3111.48[38]
3812"The Road to Hamelin"Dan AttiasDawn Prestwich & Nicole YorkinAugust 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)BDH312/S3121.48[38]

Season 4 (2014)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
391"Blood in the Water"Nicole KassellVeena SudAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)BDH401
402"Unraveling"Lodge KerriganDan NowakAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)BDH402
413"The Good Soldier"Ed BianchiNicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)BDH403
424"Dream Baby Dream"Gregory MiddletonSean WhitesellAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)BDH404
435"Truth Asunder"Coky GiedroycDan NowakAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)BDH405
446"Eden"Jonathan DemmeVeena SudAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)BDH406

RatingsEdit

The Killing : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
 
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213
12.722.722.562.512.251.811.831.981.691.971.981.832.322.17
21.801.801.811.651.591.351.341.611.311.311.671.841.451.58
31.761.761.471.361.671.371.621.521.351.471.481.48N/A1.52
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research.[39]

ReferencesEdit

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  39. ^ For the second season and the average ratings of the first season, see "The Killing: Season Two Ratings". TV Series Finale. June 20, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

    For the third season, see "The Killing: Season Three Ratings". TV Series Finale. August 6, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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