Sundance Channel will air a marathon of the hit series THE KILLING leading into the June 19 season one finale on sister network AMC. Our marathon of THE KILLING will air the first six episodes starting Saturday, June 18 from 4-10PM E/P, and the subsequent six episodes on Sunday, June 19 from 4-10PM E/P. Then catch the season one finale on Sunday, June 19 at 10PM E/P on AMC.
Executive Producer Veena Sud’s THE KILLING premiered on AMC last weekend, and it’s got a lot going on. First of all, in concept, it proves the brilliance of European storytellers. Based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen, the premise is one episode per narrative day – so one 13-episode season equals 13 days on a murder investigation. Three stories surrounding the murder of a Seattle teen intertwine: the police, the grieving family and the suspects. Now why couldn’t an American think of that? It subverts the entire cop procedural formula, allows for a type of storytelling that is practically non-existent in the States, and pairs a crime story with serious character investigation — a joy.