The show that refused to die: The rise and fall of AMC's the Killing

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AMC's The Killing (2011-2014) is notable as the 'show that refused to die.' Cancelled and resurrected three times, migrating from basic cable distributor AMC to streaming service Netflix, The Killing stands as a good example of how series are increasingly being bought and sold in a rapidly changing television landscape desperate for original content. With particular attention to the way motherhood is represented in the both Forbrydelsen (2007-2012), and The Killing, this article asks: do nationally and culturally specific changes to the narrative of this European acquisition render the US adapted version redundant in Europe?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-754
Number of pages12
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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