Whatever else you want to say about AMC’s dramas, you can say this: They’re really good at setting a mood. The cable channel’s newest series, “The Killing,” looks like it will fit right in with “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” on that front.
In this case, the mood is one of dread.
The show, which premieres April 3, takes a long look at the murder of a teenage girl named Rosie Larsen (played by Katie Findlay) in Seattle. Each episode will cover a day in the investigation as intertwines the stories of the lead detective on the case (Mireille Enos, “Big Love”), Rosie’s parents (Michelle Forbes, “True Blood,” and Brent Sexton, “Life”) and a Seattle politician (Billy Campbell, “The 4400”) who has an interest in the case. (“The Killing” is based on a series from Denmark called “Forbrydelsen.”)
We’ll find out over the course of the spring whether the show as a whole lives up to the visuals that the two videos below provide. But that shot of a line of cops scouring a field kind of knocks us out. We’re very curious to see how “The Killing” unfolds.
Take a look below at a trailer for the series and a making-of video with comments from cast members and creator Veena Sud (“Cold Case”). Does “The Killing” look like something you’ll watch?