The Killing

The Killing

From writer, executive producer and series showrunner, Veena Sud (Cold Case), THE KILLING is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. 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.
From writer, executive producer and series showrunner, Veena Sud (Cold Case), THE KILLING is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. 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.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 04/03/2011 Runtime: 45:25 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2011 Runtime: 45:25 min. 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.

  • 2. The Cage

    Original air date: 04/03/2011 Runtime: 49:24 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2011 Runtime: 49:24 min. The investigation into Rosie's killer begins as Sarah and Holder question her parents, Stan and Mitch, Rosie's friends as well as 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.

  • 3. El Diablo

    Original air date: 04/10/2011 Runtime: 45:10 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2011 Runtime: 45:10 min. City Councilman Richmond suspects a leak within his own team, causing a shakeup in his campaign. Sarah and Holder track down a potential witness to the murder and are led to a new suspect. Mitch shuts down completely, forcing Stan to take on both parenting roles as his family grapples with the reality of losing Rosie.

  • 4. A Soundless Echo

    Original air date: 04/17/2011 Runtime: 45:20 min.

    Original air date: 04/17/2011 Runtime: 45:20 min. Sarah and Holder pressure Rosie’s former boyfriend, Jasper for answers and interview a new suspect, an emotionally vulnerable Stan and Mitch plan their daughter’s funeral, Rosie’s best friend, Sterling, reveals some surprising truths about Rosie’s life. Meanwhile, Richmond attends a posh party in hopes of raising funds for his struggling campaign.

  • 5. Super 8

    Original air date: 04/24/2011 Runtime: 45:05 min.

    Original air date: 04/24/2011 Runtime: 45:05 min. Rosie’s teacher provides Sarah and Holder with a new piece of evidence. Richmond’s campaign team plans a new anti-crime television commercial. Mitch continues to struggle with the loss of her daughter, while Stan becomes more determined to find Rosie’s killer, and asks his colleague, Belko, for help.

  • 6. What You Have Left

    Original air date: 05/01/2011 Runtime: 43:39 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2011 Runtime: 43:39 min. Sarah and Holder question a suspect's family and neighbors. Tension mounts between Richmond and Gwen as his team prepares for an important debate with the Mayor. Rosie's funeral takes place. Stan takes matters into his own hands.

  • 7. Vengeance

    Original air date: 05/08/2011 Runtime: 45:21 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2011 Runtime: 45:21 min. The police learn more about Rosie's whereabouts the night of her death. Richmond deals with a negative ad that threatens to derail his campaign while Mitch starts doubting the police investigation.

  • 8. Stonewalled

    Original air date: 05/15/2011 Runtime: 45:11 min.

    Original air date: 05/15/2011 Runtime: 45:11 min. Sarah and Holder evade the FBI and unearth new evidence. Mitch endangers the boys, prompting Stan to take matters into his own hands. Richmond tries to climb back in the race.

  • 9. Undertow

    Original air date: 05/22/2011 Runtime: 44:54 min.

    Original air date: 05/22/2011 Runtime: 44:54 min. The police are stymied while trying to make an arrest, leading to a shocking realization. Richmond contemplates dropping out of the race. Fed up with the police, The Larsens take action.

  • 10. I'll Let You Know When I Get There

    Original air date: 05/29/2011 Runtime: 45:23 min.

    Original air date: 05/29/2011 Runtime: 45:23 min. The cops regroup while Richmond goes up in the polls. Stan faces consequences for his ill-thought out actions, leaving Mitch alone to keep the family afloat.

  • 11. Missing

    Original air date: 06/05/2011 Runtime: 45:20 min.

    Original air date: 06/05/2011 Runtime: 45:20 min. Sarah stumbles upon a break in the case when she discovers that Adela, the person Rosie was supposed to meet on the night she disappeared, isn’t a person but rather the name of a ferry. The ferry lands at a casino whose logo is a bird in flight, matching the one on Rosie’s keychain. When Sarah receives a call that her son Jack hasn’t been in school for three days, she races around town in a panic, and fears the worst when she can’t get a hold of him.

  • 12. Beau Soleil

    Original air date: 06/12/2011 Runtime: 45:22 min.

    Original air date: 06/12/2011 Runtime: 45:22 min. The police connect Rosie to a suspicious website. The waterfront project is halted. Stan faces his demons while Mitch learns secrets she never knew about Rosie.

  • 13. Orpheus Descending

    Original air date: 06/19/2011 Runtime: 45:26 min.

    Original air date: 06/19/2011 Runtime: 45:26 min. Terry bails Stan out of prison, but he can’t bring himself to go home and face Mitch. Sarah and Holder discover Orpheus’ identity: Councilman Richmond. He knows they suspect him, and as a shoe-in for mayor, they’ll need an ironclad case against him. Sarah and Holder go about recreating the murder scene, working every possible scenario until they find the one that proves Richmond’s guilt without a doubt.