The Killing debuted on AMC in the March of 2011 while the network was at the height of its creativity. Adapted from a Danish series (with the same creative team as the original), the show is a unique take on the crime procedural drama in that it wraps three interconnected stories around one murder. In the first season, the murder is a 17-year old delinquent girl in Seattle. The first of three stories concerns the lead detective (Meireille Enos) uncovering dark parts of her own past as she pursues the murder. The second story follows the repercussions of the murder on her surviving family (Michelle Forbes, Brent Sexton, Evan Bird, and Seth Isaac Johnson). The third story follows the political repercussions for mayoral candidate Darren Richmond (television mainstay Billy Campbell). Like “24,” the episodes take place within a strict frame of time with each episode being equivalent to one day in filmic time. The show does not have the same widespread following as network companions “Breaking Bad” or “Mad Men” but it’s developed positive critical reviews and has generated a fanbase which has generated a lot of discuss. The show was not renewed for a third season by AMC but is currently in talks to develop alternate options.