AMC bolsters originals with pickup of ‘The Killing’ pilot

With “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” already critical hits, AMC is bolstering its lineup of originals by giving a full-series order to the pilot that was titled “The Killing.”Killing

Show is based on the Danish series “Forbrydelsen” and tells the story of the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation. Veena Sud, showrunner on CBS crime procedural “Cold Case” will write and exec produce.

Untitled skein will be produced by Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Mikkel Bondesen will exec produce with Sud.

Cabler has ordered 13 hourlong episodes, and production is set to begin in Vancouver in the fall. Series will debut in 2011.

Mireille Enos, who co-starred last season in HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” is set to topline the cast as the detective investigating the girl’s death. Co-starring is Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes, Joel Kinnaman and Brent Sexton.

AMC is in the midst of an originals surge. Both “Mad Men” and James Badge Dale starrer “Rubicon,” about a conspiracy thriller, are currently on the air. Next up is horror series “The Walking Dead” from exec producer-writer Frank Darabont.

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