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AMC’s Press Roundup


Check out AMC’s latest (and shortest) Press Roundup, Our’s is coming on Monday:

 

This week, Bex Taylor-Klaus books a TV role. Plus, Gregg Henry joins Guardians of the Galaxy. Read on for more:

• The Hollywood Reporter says Bex Taylor-Klaus has been cast in Season 2 of the CW’s Arrow.

• According to /film, Gregg Henry is joining the cast of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which will also feature The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker.

• To stay up-to-date with all the latest The Killing news, sign up for the weekly The Killing Crime Sheet.

 

Check out our next Press Roundup, coming this Monday.

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Official Date for The Killing Awards Revealed!


The Killing Fans Group announced today the date for the new event, The Killing Awards:

“The upcoming event – The Killing Awards, has been set to Sunday, September 15th, 2013!” The Killing Fans Group revealed in a statement. “The nominations will be revealed next week, and everyone will be able to vote for their choices immediately after the reveal.”

The Killing Awards is an event in which the fans of The Killing will be able to vote for their favorite choices out of a number of nominees for each ‘Killing Award’. The nominees will be revealed next week and The Killing Fans will have to vote for who (or what) they want to see winning. The winners will be revealed at the highlight of the event, on Sunday, September 5th. All over the day there will be tons of fun activities of The Killing online and at the end, the winners will be revealed.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this once-in-a-year event, which will be dedicated all to The Killing!

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Sister Show Low Winter Sun Loses 55% of Viewers


AMC’s new cop drama, Low Winter Sun, lost more than a half of its viewers in its second episode. After debuting with 2.51 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 ages demographic, the show fell last night to 1.47 millon total viewers with a 0.5 rating 18-49.

The news are good to the fans of The Killing, since a lot of TV critics speculated that the success of Low Winter Sun and Hell on Wheels may influence on the fate of The Killing, and while The Killing hasn’t been renewed for season 4 just yet, Deadline‘s sources recently claimed that early word on The Killing’s renewal looks positive.

Also on news, Hell On Wheels’ third episode gained 1.88 million total viewers, down from last week’s 2.49 total, and received a 0.5 18-49 rating, which equals to last week’s 2 hour season premiere. The final episodes premiere of Breaking Bad last week broke the series high with 5.91 million total viewers and a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 ages demo, while this week’s episode gained only 4.77 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 ages demo. In conclusion, this week was bad to AMC in the ratings.

Stay tuned with all the latest news about The Killing!

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The Killing Fans Group’s Press Roundup


The Killing Fans’ New Instagram Account Gets Popular; Group Announces New Event.

Press Roundup #1 – Monday, August 19th, 2013.

This Week, the new Instagram account we recently opened gets very popular, while the group announces an upcoming new event. Check out today’s Press Roundup:episode-8-1

  • The Killing Fans’ new Instagram account gets very popular, gaining more than 100 followers since its opening.
  • The Killing Fans Group announces its new, upcoming event – The Killing Awards. Which will be “held every year from now on” and this year it will be “sometime in September”.
  • The Killing Fans’ Facebook page – The Killing Fans Page – sets new record, gaining more than 70 new likes this past week.
  • Speaking of records, our new redesigned blog sets a views record this week, with more than 100 visitors a day, while the Season 4 petition tops 5600 signatures.
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus joins the cast of Arrow’s Second season, playing the new character Sin.
  • A new Facebook group, ‘The Killing Forum Gang’, was recently opened by a remarkable fan of the show. Click here to send a request to join!

To stay up-to-date with all the latest The Killing news and fan talk, be sure to check this blog, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter & Instagram!

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The Killing Fans Group Announces Upcoming New Event


Today, ‘The Killing Fans’ group announces the next big event which will be held this September – The Killing Awards. The event will be held every year from now on, starting this September.

The Killing Awards is an event where the fans of AMC’s The Killing will vote in polls such as ‘Best Season‘ or ‘Best Actor/Actress‘ and on the day of the event, the winners will be announced. The event will also have a lot of Fun Stuff  about The Killing, besides the winner announcements. There will be activities related to The Killing over the day.

The Killing Awards event will be held sometime in September, the specific date will be posted soon. Tune in for this event, there is a lot to expect for, it’s going to be HUGE!

Have any questions related to The Killing Awards? Be sure to ask in the comment, we promise to answer!

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Bex Taylor-Klaus Joins the cast of Arrow’s Second Season.


Bex Taylor-Klaus, who played Bullet (Rachel Olmstead) on Season 3 of The Killing joins the cast of the second season of Arrow!

Bex is set to appear in the third and fourth episodes of the new season of Arrow as the DC character Sin. The character had a similar origin in the comic books where she became the foster daughter of Black Canary and an associate of the supergroup the “Birds of Prey.” In addition the character was a highly trained martial artist, and in line as the successor for Lady Shiva.

Arrow season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 9th at 8|7c.

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AMC’s Weekly Press Roundup


AMC has issued the weekly Press Roundup for The Killing, Check it out!

This week, TV.com applauds The Killing, while Mireille Enos impresses the Toronto Sun. Plus, Seriable takes a closer look at Season 3. Read on for more:

According to TV.com, one of the “awesome” things about TV last week was The Killing, which “rebooted itself nicely in Season 3.”

Mireille Enos — who “thrives as sweater-wearing, chain-smoking Seattle detective Sarah Linden” — is one of the Toronto Sun’s top female performers this summer.

Seriable examines “how many plot relevant mysteries were solved along the way and how many unanswered questions were left to hang” in Season 3.

Citing The Killing as an example, The Oklahoman says that serial killers and crime dramas are keeping the “small screen sizzling with superior storytelling” this summer.

• To stay up-to-date with all the latest The Killing news, sign up for the weekly The Killing Crime Sheet.

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Executive Producer Veena Sud Answers Fan Questions (Part II)


AMC posted the second half of Veena’s answers to our questions a few minutes ago. Check it out:

In Part II of her interview with fans, The Killing Executive Producer Veena Sud talks about the biggest complement the show has ever received and whether Linden and Holder will ever kiss.

Q: Did aspects of the storyline for this season change based on the actors’ performances or input? – Alina

A: It’s inevitable that when you write a show, you write for the actor’s voice as they inhabit the character. All of us had worked with Joel and Mireille for two seasons, so we definitely have a feeling into how they speak and how they inhabit their characters. We really wanted to build on them as individuals and them as a team. We start out with characters like Bullet or Seward, and when the actors show up, they bring so much of his or her own spirit and cadence to a role. And that character evolves over time, and we write towards that.

Q: How do you go about picking the music and sounds of the show in order to build the dark ambiance it has? — Star

A: We have an incredible composer, Frans Bak. He’s Danish and he has this beautiful, haunting and unique sound. He was the composer for the original Danish series, and hands down without a doubt I always knew that I wanted him to do ours. His sound is so incredibly unique. Sound design is very important to me, and we don’t just rely on songs. We’ll purposely seek out sounds like foghorns or seagulls, or the noises from creatures that live in the rafters of abandoned buildings. My editors and my post–production team are very aware of how important that sound is. And we have an amazing post-production team.

Q: Are Linden and Holder ever going to kiss for real? — Nina D.

A: [Laughs] That’s to be discovered.

Q: Do you ever run into roadblocks in the midst of writing episodes for the show? If so, how did you overcome this problem? – Al

A: The nature of writing itself means there are constantly unexpected roadblocks and turns. We try to plan for the big picture as much as we can at the beginning of each season, but the nature of writing as you get into each episode is that the story starts to speak to you on one level and demand certain things that you haven’t planned for. Or a writer will come up with a brilliant, unexpected turn that doesn’t fit into what we had planned. But that’s part of this delicious, unplanned bouillabaisse that we create together; everyone brings something to the table.

In terms of roadblocks, a lot of times you paint yourself into a corner. We try to make things really difficult for a character and the storytelling is creating conflict, and when you do that, you have to get yourself out of that corner. It’s fun and terrifying, and we eat a lot of snacks in the writers’ room to comfort ourselves as we hit those road blocks. There was one in the finale: We were stuck for quite awhile wondering how Holder was going to get away from I.A., when they’ve got him locked down in that room and he knew the clock was ticking and that Sarah was possibly with Skinner. We were wondering how the hell Holder was going to get out of this. And one of our new writers, Aaron Slavick, came up with a brilliant idea when he said, “What if he said that he put a bomb in Reddick’s car?”

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Q: Do you ever plan to write about women that commit murder? — Doris K.

A: Well, you never know. We did that with Season 1, and the reveal that Terry the aunt ended up killing her niece. But it’s a fascinating world and everything is open and possible with The Killing, so yes, why not?

Q: What sort of research was done regarding female cops? Have you heard from any about what they think of Sarah? – McSpanky

A: Sarah Linden is a composite of a lot of female detectives I’ve met over time. Not to generalize, but female detectives do work in a predominantly male environment in pretty much every police department I’ve researched. And they work in a brutal world. They go to the morgue, almost every morning. With all my writers at the beginning of every season, we go to the morgue. It’s very important that we have a taste of the reality of their world. The morgue is a very brutal place. There’s no escaping what you’re looking at when you’re there.  For my new writers, who hadn’t been on the show before, it’s shocking. The smell is inescapable. One year we went and there were maggots, because the body had been decomposing for awhile. My undercover detectives come to all the premieres, and they love Sarah Linden. The biggest complement the show has received is that Bill Bratton, who’s served as the police chief in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, said that it’s one of the most realistic cop shows on TV. He’s a landmark figure in law enforcement.

Q: How did the cast react after you wrapped the last episode? — Zippywinds Zerbina 

A: It’s a very intense finale and an incredible cliffhanger moment for Linden and Holder. I think everyone was glad to be able to hang out and laugh and enjoy each other’s company at the wrap party. The cast was incredibly proud of this season.

 

Tune in for more posts from AMC for all the latest news.

Reminder – Season 4 Petition!


Hi everyone,

Just wanted to remind everybody who haven’t signed the petition for Season 4 yet, that although we sent it already to AMC, you can still keep signing! So head over to the petition right here and sign it so we will get to watch the continuation of Linden and Holder’s story!

We’ll let you know of any news on the subject as soon as something pops out!