Friday, 18 February 2011

The Killing – US version PREVIEW

It's had word-of-mouth buzz for a few weeks now, and I'm addicted to the Danish crime series The Killing, showing in the UK on BBC4 (the whole series is available on BBC iPlayer). It's a believable portrayal of a murder investigation in 20 parts, emotional and sombre, with the charismatic Sofie Gråbøl as Sarah Lund, the down-to-earth, watchful detective in charge.

A US version has been made by AMC, the people behind Mad Men. This goes out in the States in March/April. Will it be a poor shadow of the original, or a decent reinterpretation? Here are some tasters…