In the aftermath of AMC’s critically-acclaimed, but unexpectedly controversial first season of The Killing, the network has begun to rally the troops in a clear effort to regain both the public’s interest and favor, following the outcry of disapproval in regards to the last year’s season finale.
Now, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Anne Allman, who played Terry Marek – wild-child sister to Michelle Forbes’ grieving Mitch Larsen – wants fans to know that, while she’s not surprised at some people’s negative reaction, if the audience will just stick tight, all their questions will be answered. “I knew that [the first season’s finale] would probably frustrate some fans…they’re definitely going to find out who the killer is. So, I hope the viewers hang in there, so they can find out what’s going on with this journey and adventure.”
While the season finale may have discouraged some fans, many took note of the rich characters and the award-nominated portrayals by the ensemble cast. According to Allman, season 2 will be filled with even more characterization – once more focusing intently on the Larsen clan and the way each member copes with the situation surrounding Rosie’s murder and the media spectacle it has become, in the wake of mayoral candidate Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell) being falsely accused of the crime.
For her part, Allman says that, in the beginning of season 2, Terry is just trying to keep what’s left of the family from crumbling further. “She’s just trying to hold the family together. And she has a lot of guilt and she’s just trying to do the best she can. I think she’s ridden with a lot of guilt over the participation that she had with Rosie and the online escort service.”
Of course, the real anticipation will be when the series finally reveals who is ultimately culpable for Rosie’s murder; a fact that Allman says is still yet to be revealed – even to the cast.
“They’ve given me a little bit of direction as to the scenes I’m going to be doing for Season 2, but in general I don’t know much. No one knows who the killer is – information is pretty much released script to script, you know? I know as much as anyone else who’s watching it, pretty much as the plot is going along.”
With the killer’s identity and most other information being released piecemeal, speculation is as rampant amongst the cast and crew as it is with fans of The Killing. In fact, Allman is willing to offer herself up as the perpetrator – should the writers be so inclined.
“Because of all the red herrings and the way a scene is written, I would think, ‘Oh, it’s this person.’ Yeah, I would think what everybody else was thinking. But, I still don’t know. I have my speculations still. Honestly, I hope that I’m the killer. I know that’s bad to say when you’re thinking if this really did happen and that this really does happen to people, but just from an acting standpoint that could be really fun.”
Unfortunately, the perception is that the writers and producers of The Killing somehow pulled a fast one on the audience by ending the first season on a cliffhanger. While hardcore fans of the series likely aren’t going anywhere, hopefully the realization that season 2 is a continuation of a larger story begun in the series’ first 13 episodes, will be enough to entice those left cold into coming back for more.
The Killing season 2 is set to premiere sometime this spring on AMC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter