Those Who Kill

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Those Who Kill

Danish DVD cover
Also known asDen som dræber
GenreCrime/Drama
Created byElsebeth Egholm
StarringLaura Bach
Jakob Cedergren
Lars Mikkelsen
Lærke Winther Andersen
Frederik Meldal Nørgaard
Country of originDenmark
Original language(s)Danish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (Denmark)
6 (UK, Germany)
Production
Running time60 min. (Denmark)
120 min. (UK, Germany)
92 min. (Fortidens skygge)[1]
Broadcast
Original channelTV2
Original run13 March 2011 (2011-03-13) – 15 May 2011 (2011-05-15)
 
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Those Who Kill

Danish DVD cover
Also known asDen som dræber
GenreCrime/Drama
Created byElsebeth Egholm
StarringLaura Bach
Jakob Cedergren
Lars Mikkelsen
Lærke Winther Andersen
Frederik Meldal Nørgaard
Country of originDenmark
Original language(s)Danish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (Denmark)
6 (UK, Germany)
Production
Running time60 min. (Denmark)
120 min. (UK, Germany)
92 min. (Fortidens skygge)[1]
Broadcast
Original channelTV2
Original run13 March 2011 (2011-03-13) – 15 May 2011 (2011-05-15)

Those Who Kill (Danish: Den som dræber) is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark (i.e. ten episodes in total), but has aired as five feature film length episodes in most other countries. A separate 92 minutes feature film, Fortidens skygge, which forms a continuation and ending of the series, premiered in Danish cinemas on 15 March 2012,[1] and is being aired as a final, sixth episode of the series in many other countries, such as the UK and Germany.

The series is created and written by Elsebeth Egholm and Stefan Jaworski, with various other screenwriters helping out as episode writers, among them Siv Rajendram, Rikke De Fine Licht and Morten Dragsted. Directors have been Birger Larsen, Niels Nørløv and Kasper Barfoed. The series is a Danish-German-Swedish-Norwegian co-production.[2]

Although originally planned to run for several seasons, Danish TV2 announced in October 2011 that there would be no further seasons made, due to falling viewer shares after the first few episodes. TV2 programming manager Keld Reinicke stated that, "We have no plans to continue the series as it never gave us the audience share we expected in Denmark."[3]

Contents

International distribution

Those Who Kill has been sold to broadcasters in more than 25 countries, including

In Germany 3.8 million viewers watched the final episode on channel ZDF.[4] In the United Kingdom, the series has been shown by commercial channel ITV3.[5]

Episodes

Danish episode titleFirst broadcast
in Denmark (TV2)
Danish viewers
TNS Gallup[6]
First broadcast
in Sweden (TV4)
Swedish viewers
MMS [7]
English episode titleFirst broadcast
in the UK (ITV3)
Liget i skoven13 March 2011 (part 1)
20 March 2011 (part 2)
1,477,000 (part 1)
1,329,000 (part 2)
10 October 2011 (part 1)
17 October 2011 (part 2)
NA (part 1)
815,000 (part 2)
Corpse in the Woods[8]23 February 2012[9]
Utopia27 March 2011 (part 1)
3 April 2011 (part 2)
1,155,000 (part 1)
1,156,000 (part 2)
24 October 2011 (part 1)
31 October 2011 (part 2)
825,000 (part 1)
NA (part 2)
Utopia[10]1 March 2012[10]
Ondt blod10 April 2011 (part 1)
17 April 2011 (part 2)
1,026,000 (part 1)
906,000 (part 2)
14 November 2011 (part 1)
21 November 2011 (part 2)
NA (part 1)
NA (part 2)
Bad Blood[11]8 March 2012[11]
Øje for øje24 April 2011 (part 1)
1 May 2011 (part 2)
619,000 (part 1)
859,000 (part 2)
28 November 2011 (part 1)
5 December (part 2)
NA (part 1)
NA (part 2)
An Eye for an Eye[12]15 March 2012[12]
Dødens kabale8 May 2011 (part 1)
15 May 2011 (part 2)
801,000 (part 1)
913,000 (part 2)
12 December 2011 (part 1)
19 December 2011 (part 2)
NA (part 1)
665,000
A Deadly Game[13]22 March 2012[13]
Fortidens skyggeCinema premiere:
15 March 2012[14]
NANANAShadow of the Past[14]29 March 2012[15]

Cast

ActorCharacterEpisode(s)
Laura BachKatrine Ries JensenAll (team member)
Jakob CedergrenThomas SchaefferAll (team member)
Lars MikkelsenMagnus BisgaardAll (team member)
Lærke Winther AndersenMia VogelsangAll (team member)
Frederik Meldal NørgaardStig MolbeckAll (team member)
Iben DornerBenedicte SchaefferAll (team member)
Carsten BjørnlundAdam KroghLiget i skoven
David DencikLars WernerUtopia
Stine StengadeAndrea LorckUtopia
Ulrich ThomsenMartin HøeghOndt blod
Kim BodniaJakovØje for øje
Thomas LevinDavidØje for øje
Alexandre WillaumeSimonDødens kabale
Marie AskehaveMariaDødens kabale
Mille DinesenSigneDødens kabale

U.S. remake

In January 2012, the A&E television channel announced that it had bought the rights to develop a U.S. version of the series.[16] A pilot episode began filming in Pittsburgh in December 2012, produced by Fox 21 and written by Glen Morgan. The pilot starred Chloë Sevigny as police detective Catherine Jensen, and James D'Arcy as forensic profiler Thomas Schaeffer.[17] In April 2013, A&E announced that it had greenlit a 10-episode first season of the series, which would begin production in Pittsburgh in late 2013. The series will premiere on A&E in 2014.[18]

References

  1. ^ a b Kino.dk: Fortidens skygge Retrieved 2012-03-17
  2. ^ IMDb: Company credits for "Those Who Kill" Retrieved 2012-03-17
  3. ^ "TV2 has buried success crime series" (in Danish). B.T. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  4. ^ "German audience" (in Danish). Jyllands Posten. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Those Who Kill". Radio Times. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  6. ^ TNS Gallup TV ratings Retrieved 2012-01-16
  7. ^ MMS TV ratings Retrieved 2012-04-03
  8. ^ TV Guide: Those Who Kill Episode Guide Retrieved 2012-02-05
  9. ^ ITV Press Centre: Those Who Kill, episode 1 Retrieved 2012-03-17
  10. ^ a b ITV Press Centre: Those Who Kill, episode 2 Retrieved 2012-03-17
  11. ^ a b ITV Press Centre: Those Who Kill, episode 3 Retrieved 2012-03-17
  12. ^ a b ITV Press Centre: Those Who Kill, episode 4 Retrieved 2012-03-17
  13. ^ a b ITV Press Centre: Those Who Kill, episode 5 Retrieved 2012-03-17
  14. ^ a b Danish Film Institute: Fortidens skygge Retrieved 2012-03-17
  15. ^ ITV Press Centre: Those Who Kill, episode 6 Retrieved 2012-03-17
  16. ^ "A&E Network in development on two scripted formats". A&E. January 13, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ Owen, Rob (November 30, 2012). "New A&E crime drama to begin filming here". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ Owen, Rob (April 10, 2013). "Tuned In: A&E OKs 'Those Who Kill' giving region biggest TV deal". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 

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