The Killing


The Killing is a police procedural drama series created by Søren Sveistrup. It marked the beginning of the ‘Nordic Noir’ when it was first broadcast on DR1 in 2007. It has since been transmitted all over the world.

BAFTA Winner – Scandinavian rights only for season III


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The Killing – I, II & III

The Killing – I, II & III

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Multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed crime series introducing Chief Inspector Sarah Lund. 

The series is set in Copenhagen and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl). Each season follows a murder case day-by-day. Each fifty-minute episode covers twenty-four hours of the investigation. 

The series is known for its plot twists, season-long storylines, dark tone and for giving equal emphasis to the stories of the murdered victim’s family and the effect in political circles alongside the police investigation. It has also been singled out for the photography of its setting, and for the acting abilities of
its cast. ‘The Killing’ has proved to be an international hit – garnering significant critical acclaim – it has become a cult television show and has received numerous awards and nominations including a BAFTA Award and an International Emmy. 

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Directors Birger Larsen, Kristoffer Nyholm, Charlotte Sieling a.o.
Head Writer Søren Sveistrup
Producer Piv Bernth
Produced by DR Drama
Cast Sofie Gråbøl (Liberty), Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock), Bjarne Henriksen a.o.
Original Title Forbrydelsen I, II & III
Duration 40 x 58 min.
Release 2007-2012