AMC's remake of Danish murder-mystery drama The Killing has been renewed for a second season, in light of solid ratings (a 2.2 million average) and acclaim—although the critical buzz has softened, and in some cases soured, since the first batch of episodes aired.
It's unknown if season 2 will follow a storyline from the Danish show again, or if showrunner Veena Sud and her writers will instead carve their own path. After the events of the penultimate episode, "Beau Soleil", it seems that fears about the show continuing the Rosie Larsen murder case into another year have proven unfounded, so what will happen? A different murder case set in Seattle seems the obvious way to go, but will the US writers learn some valuable lessons from season 1? If I had to change one thing, it would be ditching the "one episode equals one day of the investigation" format, which has severely limited the storytelling.
Are you happy to see The Killing get another season (unlike Rubicon last year), or has this remake been nothing but a big disappointment to you? Popular opinion is that it started off brilliantly, but made a fatal mistake in following a dead-end for half its season. Do you agree? Maybe The Killing should be allowed a second chance, but this time with the creative freedom of a story that takes advantage of its particular strengths in front and behind the camera?