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The Killing Will Debut With a 2 Hour Premiere on Sun., Apr. 3

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AMC’s newest original drama, The Killing, will debut with a 2 hour premiere on Sun., Apr. 3 at 9PM | 8C. Subsequent episodes of The Killing will be one-hour long presentations airing on Sundays at 10PM | 9C. From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.

Leading into the 2 hour premiere will be the Oscar-nominated film Seven (1995), starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Spacey, beginning at 6PM | 5C.

Based on the successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen, The Killing weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including the detectives assigned to the case and their suspects, the victim’s grieving family, and the local politicians connected to the case. As The Killing unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they have moved on, their past still lingers.

Shot on location in Vancouver, The Killing is anchored by a breakout cast, including Mireille Enos (Big Love) as “Sarah Linden,” the lead homicide detective investigating the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (Once and Again) as “Darren Richmond,” Seattle’s city council president and a mayoral candidate; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as “Stephen Holder,” an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie’s killer; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Rosie’s mother, “Mitch;” and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie’s father, “Stan.”

The Killing is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuse’s Kristen Campo co-produces. AMC’s Joel Stillerman, senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content, Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming, and Jason Fisher, senior vice president of production, oversee production of the series for the network.

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