The Killing

The Killing (2007)

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
  • Creator: Søren Sveistrup
  • First Air Date: 2007-01-07
  • Last Air Date: 2012-11-25
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 40
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Production Company: Danmarks Radio (DR)
  • Networks: ZDF, DR1
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The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode covering twenty-four hours of the investigation. The series is noted for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the story of the murdered victim's family alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its Danish setting, and for the acting ability of its cast.

  • Keywords: loss of loved one, mystery, murder investigation, nordic noir
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    The Killing Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2007-01-07
    20 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2009-09-27
    10 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2012-09-23
    10 Episodes

    The Killing Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Pilot60 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Cage60 min
    Season 1Episode 3El Diablo60 min
    Season 1Episode 4A Soundless Echo60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Super 860 min
    Season 1Episode 6What You Have Left60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Vengeance60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Stonewalled60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Undertow60 min
    Season 1Episode 10I'll Let You Know When I Get There60 min
    Season 1Episode 11Missing60 min
    Season 1Episode 12Beau Soleil60 min
    Season 1Episode 13Orpheus Descending60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Reflections60 min
    Season 2Episode 2My Lucky Day60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Numb60 min
    Season 2Episode 4Ogi Jun60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Ghosts of the Past60 min
    Season 2Episode 6Openings60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Keylala60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Off the Reservation60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Sayonara Hiawatha60 min
    Season 2Episode 1072 Hours60 min
    Season 2Episode 11Bulldog60 min
    Season 2Episode 12Donnie or Marie60 min
    Season 2Episode 13What I Know60 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Jungle60 min
    Season 3Episode 2That You Fear the Most60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Seventeen60 min
    Season 3Episode 4Head Shots60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Scared and Running60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Eminent Domain60 min
    Season 3Episode 7Hope Kills60 min
    Season 3Episode 8Try60 min
    Season 3Episode 9Reckoning60 min
    Season 3Episode 10Six Minutes60 min
    Season 3Episode 11From Up Here60 min
    Season 3Episode 12The Road to Hamelin60 min
    Season 4Episode 1Blood in the Water60 min
    Season 4Episode 2Unraveling60 min
    Season 4Episode 3The Good Soldier60 min
    Season 4Episode 4Dream Baby Dream60 min
    Season 4Episode 5Truth Asunder60 min
    Season 4Episode 6Eden60 min
    • Sofie Gråbøl

      as Sarah Lund
    • Morten Suurballe

      as Lennart Brix
    • Nikolaj Lie Kaas

      as Mathias Borch
    • Sigurd Holmen le Dous

      as Asbjørn Juncker
    • Anders W. Berthelsen

      as Robert Zeuthen
    • Stig Hoffmayer

      as Niels Reinhardt
    • Olaf Johannessen

      as Kristian Kamper
    • Jonatan Spang

      as Kristoffer Kamper
    • Trine Pallesen

      as Karen Nebel
    • Tammi Øst

      as Birgit Eggert
    • Peter Mygind

      as Tage Steiner
    • Helle Fagralid

      as Maja Zeuthen
    Sound Frans Bak Music
    Production Piv Bernth Executive Producer
    Writing Søren Sveistrup Writer
    Crew Rasmus Arrildt Cinematography