'The Killing' Cancelled After Second Season: [ send to a friend ]
AMC has decided to end 'The Killing' after just two seasons, after figures showed that the program had lost more than a third of its viewers since season one.
"After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season," the cable network said in a statement.
"AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from show runner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast."
The studio behind the drama, Fox TV Studios, said it was "extremely proud of The Killing, the extraordinary writing staff and crew, and what we believe is one of the best casts on television."
It added it "will proceed to try to find another home for the show" for the estimated 1.8 million viewers who continue to enjoy and support the series.
The protagonists of the series, Emmy nominee Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, have been acclaimed for their acting skills during the running of the series.
However, the ratings took a nosedive after the conclusion of the first season left viewers frustrated as it failed to reveal the killer of Rosie Larsen. Its second season concluded last month.
"The show began last spring looking like the smartest, most stylish pilot in years," complained New York Times Magazine last season. "Fast-forward to the finale, in which we learn that what we've been watching is actually a 26-hour-long episode of Law & Order, and we're only halfway through it."