Monday, 12 December 2011


Diplomacy has come to the iTunes Store! Download available in over 63 countries.

Link to the US iTunes store (1.99$ SD or 2.99$ HD):

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Go Michelle!

Trophy or not - you've won our hearts with your magnificent performances. All these years. Over and over again.

Go Michelle!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Primetime Emmy Nomination for Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award 2011 in the category 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series' for her performance as Mitch Larsen in 'The Killing'.

Congrats!! It was about frakking time.
We love you, Michelle,
your fans and watchers, geeks, nerds and pirates.

P.S. The Killing has nabbed another 5 nominations.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

They Don't Care About Us

Randy here, with my two cents on 'The Killing':
The series has shown how difficult it is for an adaptation to compete with a strong source material. Forbrydelsen's an unique TV experience - suspenseful, engrossing and real. AMC's 'The Killing' lost its purpose by trying to be different. The 'game aspect' of the series (guessing the killer & keeping the audience guessing) became the main focus instead of the human drama in the wake of a terrible murder.

Mitch was disappointingly one-dimensional, which is a shame because Michelle's extraordinary acting gifts were not used to their full effect. Nevertheless, she was wonderful, as was Brent Sexton and the younger actors.

Chris' take on AMC's The Killing:
I don't really know what to say. Brown is a difficult colour. Real life is messy. Wellies. Torrents, lots of torrents.
Denny Larsen: "They don't care about us." (episode 5, Super 8)
Great performances by Michelle Forbes, Brent Sexton and the kids actors.

I'd wish that producers and writers would treat Michelle's character(s) with more respect and love.

Faith moves mountains, Dad moves the rest.

What Ekström is saying:

Chris' confusion about deception:

One more thing. Watch the original, watch Forbrydelsen. It's fantastic, entertaining and suspenseful TV. Subtle and understated characters. A sparse dialogue, plenty of close ups from different angles, stunning lighting. A careful use of sound. A gentle camera which is in love with the portrayed individuals. An outstanding Sofie Gråbøl as Sarah Lund, brilliant supporting actors. A straightforward storytelling that never lost its focus as a thrilling murder mystery: the investigation of a brutal killing.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Something Dark and Touching

Will you be watching The Killing season finale this Sunday?

* "So, if The Killing wraps up Rosie's murder in the season finale, will the Larsens be around next year? — Leslie
ADAM: I certainly hope so, given the strong performances by Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton this season. And it sounds pretty likely. "The family is back in Season 2," Sexton tells us. "I'll leave it at that."

* Michelle Forbes:
Q : Anything on the second season?
A: I know nothing. I have no idea, I'm always so stymied when I'm asked that question.

* Grief comes in many different colours.
* Forbrydelsen had these insanely compelling dramatic last 4 episodes, with Pernille (=Mitch), one of her boys and Sarah teaming up. And Theis (= Stan) ....
* In AMC's adaptation the real stuff has only just begun :p Compared to Forbrydelsen they're only mid-way through.
* The killer has done it before.

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Killing: The Silence That Follows

Screen caps from episode 3 (El Diablo) and episode 4 (A Soundless Echo):

There is a solitude of space

A solitude of sea

A solitude of death

but these

Society shall be

Compared with that profounder site

That polar privacy

A soul admitted to itself

Finite infinity

* Emily Dickinson, There is a solitude of space
* "Whatever the mood of the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo." - Beryl Markham, West with the Night

More pictures in our Gallery.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Killing Premieres, Absorbs and Mesmerizes

While there are many landmark American tv series, a lot of television seems to be concerned with enforced stereotypes, bland storylines and gratuitous violence. It's at such times that an European 'kick' is needed to propel the overseas into exploring new and utterly absorbing characters and stories. It's a delight to see that while fiercely loyal to its predecessor (Forbrydelsen), The Killing appropriates the essence of the show for American audiences.

The series centres around an investigation into a girl's murder, and the impact of this act of violence on those close to her and the community. It's very rare for a series to engage the consequences of violence. Moreover, the excitement of a murder mystery (investigated for a dozen of episodes) is perfectly married with the humanity of the characters. They appear so ordinary and real, and could well be your next door neighbours. There's nothing artificial about them. Sarah's (Mireille Enos) smooth features belie the matter-of-factness required by her profession. Her soon-to-be-husband understands that her work comes first. The street-smart Stephen (Joel Kinnaman) joins the police force, stirring up some tension with peculiar methods of investigation. Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton are incredible and affecting as Rosie's parents. Their scenes range from happy times,not knowing where their daughter is, to having to tell their sons about her death. The camerawork is languid and precise, the shots - beautifully composed, the frames could as well be pictures by themselves.

The premiere and repeats were watched by 4.6 million viewers! Here's hoping that the rest of the series is even more engrossing and that the suspense will barely be contained.

What others thought:

The series is excellent, absorbing and addictive. When each episode ends, you long for the next -- a hallmark of great dramas...Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton are exceptional as the parents of the murdered girl.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

There's always an appetite for murder mysteries, and the raw performances by Sexton and Forbes give the show more upfront humanity.
Source: Hit Fix

The Killing is the sort of show that is not served well by its description. Truly great art of any medium cannot be broken down into a synopsis that fully captures the power of the finished product. It is so rare to find television programming that fits that description these days that I often forget it is even true. The Killing is one of those rare instances....The Killing will absorb you as readily as you absorb it.
Source: TV Overmind's true that the first episode is compelling, clever television with...a particularly powerful turn from Michelle Forbes as the missing girl's mother.
Source: The Guardian

Check out AMC's latest masterpiece "The Killing". Quality TV show,worthy of cinema even
Michelle amazing in The Killing! Killer performance!
Couldn't believe Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton could to kill me every time they were on screen. Actual tears were happening.
I shed tears. Michelle Forbes is brilliant. That is all

Source: Twitter

Michelle to TV LINE on choosing the project and her approach to the role:

I’ve always wanted to play the regular, working-class mom, and I’ve never really had the chance to do that. So as I was reading through the scripts when this came across, and I said yes.

...with this [show], I really didn’t want to know any more than [my character] would know. I wasn’t interested in what was happening with the political storyline as an actor because Mitch wouldn’t know any of that, so at the table reads, I tried to make myself go a bit deaf.

What did you think of last night's premiere? Have you seen the original? How did they compare?

More unfiltered twitter shouts: (added by Chris)

* @kevinsharkey: Can we just give Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton Emmy's now for their roles as the parents in The Killing? Holy crap were they great.
* @marleneb4 "The Killing" is definitely living up to it's hype. Michelle Forbes is heartbreakingly good.
* DayDiMaggio: Whether she's a Maenad or a grieving mother, Michelle Forbes' onscreen presence is utterly captivating
* pineapplecakes: Can Michelle Forbes just be my mom?
* marcmason: Damn. THE KILLING was incredibly intense television. Hats off to Michelle Forbes, who broke my heart into pieces with her performance.
* sicrowe: Can Michelle Forbes get a TV marriage where something doesn't go wrong?
* alexqsmith: weeping through the final minutes of 'the killing.' bravo, AMC, you've done it again. so beyond glad michelle forbes is back on television.
* the_mcgone: In #TheKilling, Michelle Forbes has a fictional daughter headed to college. That makes me feel non-fictionally old.
* lula34: There's also a former battleship admiral/Maened on The Killing.
* NerdAlert19: AMC completely sucked me in with #TheKilling tonight. Can't take my eyes off Mireille Enos and Michelle Forbes.
* DomSalvaggio: AMC's #TheKilling is cinematic, well-acted & utterly heartbreaking. As a new Dad this show has me.
* @stamos I've watched the pilot for #TheKilling so many times but still now, I get goosebumps & heart pains watching Forbes react.
* xiratania: @ash0283 #MichelleForbes made the show tonight her performance was just.....(no words that do justice) Please watch!
* @soniafaleiro: What kind of idiot goes running in the woods alone? Murderers hide in woods! #thekilling #amc
* jaredshelby: I really hope I can successfully make it through life without having to identify a body. #TheKilling
* max_bell: #TheKilling is excellent thus far; pleased with the attention to detail in getting Seattle to look right. And Forbes is teh awesome.
* thebobkessler: WOW, that ending scene of hour one, WOW. #TheKilling
* theres a cylon on this show!!! watch out!! #thekilling
* laynemorgan: oh my goood Lord. Rosie's parents in #thekilling . heart is broken.
* kasmithphoto: Cried like a little girl watching the series premiere of #TheKilling tonight. What on earth is AMC trying to do to us?! So good, but SO sad!
* Brettne: It rains a lot on #TheKilling. It's great but I feel like I need to watch it under an umbrella.
* stylson: Yeah, AMC has earned my complete faith at this point. #thekilling is excellence. No one else produces shows with characters this deep.
* SeanPatriKernan: #TheKilling is Murky, Mysterious and Fascinating
* nicransome: #TheKilling hashtag nightmare! BBC4's Eng Lang subtitle version #TheKilling. AMC's version #TheKillingAMC and the Danes keep #Forbrydelsen?
* Mireille Enos is great, but I’d say Michelle Forbes stole the show with her heart-wrenching performance.
* AMC made a killing with "The Killing."
* latxcvi: The supporting cast is terrific, with Michelle Forbes (the mom), Brent Sexton (the dad) & Joel Kinnaman (the lead's partner) the stand-outs.
* BenjaminBirdie: How the hell is something this quiet this fucking tense?!?!?!?! #TheKilling
* ThomDownie: This show is brilliant stuff. I rarely connect with a show and its characters so quickly. #thekilling

Friday, 18 March 2011

Somebody killed Admiral Cain's daughter?

Watch your back, Cylon! If it turns out that you've killed Mitch's daughter, I can't guarantee that you'll survive The Killing.

AMC is adding more content to the Killing website, an interactive game (flash only) lets you explore the room and life of Rosie Larsen. Head over to to discover Rosie's videos, her favourite song (Roses In My Side by Alanna Cherote), her social network activities, and her family photos:

(The Larsens: Michelle Forbes as Mitch, Brent Sexton as Stan, Seth Isaac Johnson as Denny, Evan Bird as Tom, Katie Findlay as Rosie)

And there's a good deal more to discover ... most notably for Forbrydelsen fans. The similarities and clues are remarkable. But shhhh, don't tell :)

Monday, 14 March 2011

The Suspicion is Mounting

The Killing kicks off with a 2-hour series premiere on Sunday, April 3 at 9PM | 8C. New episodes will then air on Sunday nights at 10PM | 9C beginning Sunday, April 10.

Official 4 Minute Trailer

Ep 1: Pilot
On her last day of work, homicide detective Sarah Linden is drawn into a
new case about the disappearance of a teenage girl, Rosie Larsen. Mitch
and Stan Larsen frantically try to track down their daughter when they
learn she did not show up at school. City Councilman Darren Richmond
prepares for an important forum with the Mayor as the election nears.

Ep 2: The Cage

The investigation into Rosie’s killer begins as Sarah and Holder
question the missing girl’s parents, Stan and Mitch, as well as Rosie’s
friends and City Councilman Richmond. Rosie’s school becomes a potential
murder site when Sarah and Holder uncover shocking evidence on campus.
Heartbroken and grief-stricken, Mitch and Stan face the aftermath of
losing their daughter.

MF/Mitch: a "no-nonsense parent ... a bit rough around the edges, Mitch
doesn't put up with any bull. She is a force of nature who wants a
better life for her children"

Head to for plenty of info and original content:

About The Show
Cast & Characters
Episode Guide
Talk Forum

The series ties together three distinct stories around a single murder,
The Killing will tell the stories of detectives assigned to the case,
the victim’s grieving family and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story
also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the
case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no
accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they’ve
moved on, their past isn’t done with them.

AMC will be engaging social media and interactive media online at the
site, to let viewers feel involved in the show by offering
games and downloads. The site will feature "Rosie's Room," an exclusive
interactive experience that allows users to enter and explore the
bedroom of the teenage murder victim Rosie Larsen to learn more about
her life and uncover clues about what may have led to her untimely death.

The Crime Thriller Quiz (Flash Only)
Who would you be in a crime thriller? Take a quiz and see which part
you'd land in The Killing.
Both Chris and I got 'lead detective'. :-)

In other news, here's a video of the panel with producers of Forbrydelsen and The Killing, and comparisons of the two versions:

"I've already got my main suspect, it's the creepy looking
Jamie Wright, the campaign manager. ;-)
He's the only character of the main cast, who hasn't even the slightest
resemblance with the resp. character Morten in Forbrydelsen." (Chris)

As for me, I just can't wait to watch it, and especially Michelle. How excited are you?

Friday, 25 February 2011

The Killing - Stills, Characters, Soundtrack

I'm in eager anticipation of the US adaptation of The Killing. While AMC keeps excluding us from viewing their videos, I'm quite excited about the newest stills, pictures and on-location shots. Enjoy the characters Mitch (Michelle Forbes), Stan (Brent Sexton), Sarah (Mireille Enos) and Stephen (Joel Kinnaman):

Also, Veena Sud and Patty Jenkins on set:

(Photos by Chris Large and Frank Ockenfels - © AMC)

According to IMDb they'll be using the original Forbrydelsen soundtrack composed by Frans Bak. Wonderful! Last week I made a video with pictures and stills of the Danish characters, listen to this haunting theme tune on Youtube:

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Official Portrait Photos of The Killing Cast published an exclusive first look at the official photos of The Killing cast:

Michelle Forbes (Mitch Larsen)

Brent Sexton (Stanley Larsen)

Mireille Enos (Sarah Linden)

Billy Campbell (Darren Richmond)

(Photos by Frank Ockenfels/AMC)

Visit the official AMC site for more pictures, videos and news.
Follow The Killing on Twitter or Facebook.

My first impression after the first videos, interviews and photos: It looks fantastic, the adaptation does work for me.
Looks like they stay close to the original story line, the atmospheric depth and to a character driven drama with an authentic look. And I hope that Mireille Enos will make Sarah her very own, unique character. It's futile trying to copy the  - at least in Europe - iconic Sarah Lund portrayed by Sofie Gråbøl :)

To our UK visitors who are approaching episodes 9 and 10 of Forbrydelsen this weekend: Stay away from Twitter. Avoid the IMDB and any discussion boards. Forbrydelsen aired several times the last years all over continental Europe, and is out on DVD. Some viewers tend to give away the killer, the twists and plot.

The Guardian on Forbrydelsen:
"... TV of the absolute finest quality...
... the drama is allowed to breathe. Events don't unfold at breakneck speed: so far we've ventured down a number of apparent dead ends with detectives Sarah Lund and Jan Meyer; Lund has reneged on promises to leave for Sweden more times than Meyer has sparked up cigarettes in the office; and mayoral candidate Troels Hartmann has sported a number of ever-more perturbed looks. But most importantly, we've also spent a great deal of time around the Birk Larsen kitchen table; the one that Pernille and Nanna carefully crafted together one holiday...
This focus on the family is one of The Killing's greatest strengths. Its portrayal of a couple ripped apart, trying to come to terms with the violent death of their daughter while keeping the family, home and business on track is heartbreaking – I have yet to get through a single episode without at least a solitary tear escaping down my face. The acting is wonderful: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen brittle, contained, silently screaming as Nanna's mother; Bjarne Henriksen gentle, loving, and occasionally menacing as her father Theis. Parental guilt and grief perfectly played.
The writing helps, of course. It's odd to talk about the dialogue given the number of Danish words I speak. (That would be none.) But not only does the translation feel full of personality and verve, the spareness of the dialogue does not need translating. Silences hang. People stare. The light fades yet further. Not everything is about exposition and moving the story on."

Friday, 11 February 2011

Killer Television

Ready for some 'Killing' news?

* AMC has five new teasers online.
As expected, they're restricting again the videos to US citizens.

* The Killing will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 3 beginning at 9pm ET/PT. Subsequent episodes will be one-hour long presentations on Sundays at 10pm ET/PT.

* From an interview with Veena Sud:
"Sud was cagey about whether viewers will learn The Killing's secret by the time the first 13 episodes are over.
"At this point, we're going to organically follow the story, and whether or not it gets solved at the end of the season is a mystery."
The Killing is set in a more violent societal milieu than Forbrydelsen, and that will mark one major stylistic difference between the two versions, Sud suggested.
"We live in a society that is incredibly violent, much more so than Denmark. Amber Alerts are the norm, it seems, so much so, that a missing child, a missing teenager in a major American city, never makes the news. So the biggest challenge is to make us, as Americans, care about this young girl over a long period of time. I don't know if it's a cultural sensibility per se, but there's a clear societal difference between America and Denmark.
"We're creating our own world. We are using the Danish series as a blueprint, but we're diverging, as well, and creating our own world — our own world of suspects and, potentially, our own solution and resolution to the mystery.
"I love the qualities of the Danish version, but we're blessed, too, with our own actors, like Mireille, who has come in with all her own strengths and qualities, creating a deeper backstory for our main character, for Sarah."
The Killing may be many things, but one thing it will not be, when it finally sees the light of day, is exploitative, Sud vows.
"The most important thing to me is not pornographize murder," Sud said. "I want to show the real cost . . . when a child is lost. What you see on the screen, in the clips that are already out there, is incredibly graphic, and heartbreaking.
"But we're not spending time looking at a dead child's body and just analyzing that. We're spending time with all the people who have lost her, the impact of this loss on her mother, on her siblings, on her father.
"Again, every episode is one day, about what happens every day in the moments and the hours after you've lost a child — what it's like to pick out a dress, what it's like to have to identify your daughter at the morgue, what it's like to make breakfast for her younger brothers the next morning. What do you tell them?
"When I was doing research for the pilot, I spent a lot of time with parents who had lost their children, expressly for the purpose of telling this story in a way that is authentic and respectful. Most television overlooks the victims. And what I kept hearing, over and over again, was not, 'Tell our story,' but, 'Tell our story in a truthful way.'
"If The Killing does one thing, I want it to be that."

And since AMC excludes us on purpose from viewing their video teasers, I'll bring you some Forbrydelsen news.

The UK joined Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Australia, Belgium and The Netherlands: BBC 4 began airing season one of the orginal Danish series Forbrydelsen some weeks ago, with subtitles. A DVD will be available on on April 4th.
Viewers and critics are absolutely thrilled:
"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, put a few beers in the fridge and book a pizza delivery; you're going nowhere on Saturday nights for the next ten weeks. The Killing is, indeed, thrilling ..." RadioTimes

The Killing is one of the most intense, brooding and dark thrillers ever to make UK TV.
What a contrast between the characters and personality of the two main detectives - poles apart yet inextricably bound together. Politicians full of outward charm, mastery of spin and easy deceit. The bereaved family are the third part of this outstanding series. The father mostly dark, silent and brooding - his emotions waiting to erupt. The mother so desperately trying to hold herself together after her daughter's murder drawing on every ounce of her physical and mental resources to keep the family together. And the two small brothers, part innocent and part aware of what might have happened to their elder sister. Like another reviewer, I watched the funeral with tears pouring down my cheeks ...

Stunning. Having watched six of twenty episodes, this,so far, is by some distance quite the best crime drama I have ever seen on television. The plot,characterisation,acting and cinematography are all outstanding.

'The Killing' is just pure, perfect, quality television. I have loved the Swedish and Branagh versions of 'Wallander', and have been watching a number of Danish films recently (especially recommend 'After the Wedding', starring Mads Mikkelson - brothers of Lars Mikkelson ('Troels Hartmann')). What ties all of these things together is: outstandingly subtle, understated but heartfelt acting performances, nuanced mood and atmosphere, intelligent direction, slow pace and naturalistic production values. However, I think 'The Killing' is quite definitely the best TV I've ever seen.
The storyline, and the performances of Sophie Grabol as 'Lund', and the dead girl's parents are hypnotising to watch, and as others have said - make the viewer really face up to what grief does to people (and what it looks like). It is painful to watch, but also beautiful. I can not recommend this highly enough.

Addictive crime drama at it's best. I started watching this series after the "radio times" said it was one of the best crime dramas on TV...they weren't wrong. I'm six episodes in and I can honestly say it's brilliant...I can't wait for Saturday night and the next two episodes.

Thank God for Scandinavian crime / the BBC. - I thought my withdrawal symptoms once Swedish Wallander had finished on Saturday nights were going to require therapy then Hallelujah! the Scandinavians have come up trumps again. This is wonderful stuff, totally addictive. When the parents sat the two little boys down to tell them that Nanna had gone to heaven, I sobbed like a baby. Four episodes in and I don't want it to end.

I thought it was excellent. It's one of the few times I've been presented with a PC-character who didn't make me feel like I was being lectured and wasn't forced. Sarah is decent and treats people with respect because that's who she is and because it gets her results. She's not self-righteous with it, nor are the writers. More than that, she is not at odds with her superiors. She recognised as good at her job. Meyer, the more usually-seen Callahan-like maverick detective, is shown up as the liability that such a person realistically would be. I liked too that the senior Larsens are a happily married couple - much less rare in the real world than TV would suggest. Even Hartmann the politician isn't a cliché.
Totally engrossing. The two hours just flew by.
The emotional impact of the daughter’s death on those left behind is something you rarely see to this extent in TV drama as all too often the 45/60 minute slot just doesn’t allow the space to show it in a realistic fashion. The time constraints of single episode drama or even a mini-series demands that the parents have to be totally composed and talkative almost in the very next scene (Law & Order I’m looking at you!) after they’ve just learned of the tragedy. Real life isn’t like that and with The Killing the skilfull work of the two actors playing Nanna’s parents really does convey the massive emotional trauma of her death in such a convincing way that as a result we, the audience, are completely sucked into the piece and involved in a way that we simply cannot be with something lasting just an hour or 90 minutes.

Loving the double act of Meyer and Lund. Thank God they’re double-billing this show! I only wish it were three or four eps a time instead of only two.
I can only begin to imagine the crushing grief of losing a child, particularly in such horrific circumstances but the portrayal of the Larsens is masterful acting, understated yet deeply moving. As you say, it adds an extra level of involvement and authenticity.
6 episodes so far. The US version got to do well to compete with the Danish version ...
Like everyone else I have been glued to all opening 6 episodes of The Killing. It's a great murder mystery, I love the fact that it's Danish, somewhere I've been a few times, and I've found it really emotional at points. I think this is partly because of the strength of characterisation but also just because it is written over 20 hours. There's so much quality time spent on Nanna's family and friends and their grief. Also Sarah Lund, without saying or doing much, is clearly affected by the tragedy. It's clear why she's putting her own family on the back burner.
State of Play is the nearest we’ve come to this kind of programme. Prime Suspect at it’s best and Cracker also compare well but that said none of those committed 20 hours to one story.
The Killing is riveting stuff and beautifully acted, the best thriller I've watched in a long time.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Happy Birthday, Michelle Forbes!

Our very best wishes to Michelle on her special day, as we, the fans, all wish spring would arrive sooner so we could watch her in The Killing. :)

May each day bring you joy, health and happiness.
May you succeed in everything you do and
Delight in the world around you
as we are moved and inspired by seeing you,
your talent and presence captured on our screens.

Friday, 7 January 2011

The Killing Will Premiere on April 3

Official AMC press release:

"AMC announced today, from the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, the premiere of AMC's next original series, The Killing on Sun., Apr. 3 at 10PM | 9C. From writer, executive producer and series' showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen. It tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. Season one consists of thirteen, one-hour episodes.

The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.

Online, fans can access videos of AMC's The Killing, including a trailer, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, first-look photos, and read the latest news and information about the series through an updated blog. Users can also participate in a community talk forum. Throughout the month of April, The Killing website will expand to include games, downloads, and cast and character profiles. Following the premiere, each week will feature new episodic and behind-the-scenes videos, exclusive Q&As with the cast and crew, trivia games, and more. The site also introduces a customized feature entitled, "Rosie's Room," which is an exclusive interactive experience that allows users to enter and explore the bedroom of the teenage murder victim Rosie Larsen to learn more about her life and uncover clues about what may have led to her untimely death.

The Killing stars Mireille Enos (Big Love) as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (Once and Again) as Darren Richmond, Seattle's City Council President, running for Mayor; 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 Larsen; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie's father, Stan Larsen."