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Benched A&E Drama Series ‘Those Who Kill’ To Air On Sibling LMN

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 9:36pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ThoseWhoKillGood news and bad news for fans of A&E‘s new drama series Those Who Kill, which was pulled two weeks ago after two low-rated airings. The good news: The series is coming back on the air staring this coming Sunday. The bad news: It will air on A&E sibling LMN TV (aka Lifetime Movie Network), not exactly a vote of confidence to the show by A+E Networks brass who kept the announcement of the series’ relaunch super low-key with a post on Those Who Kill‘s Facebook page. LMN, part Lifetime Entertainment Services, airs a mix of female-skewing TV and theatrical movies. It only began airing original series last fall with a handful of offerings in the nonscripted investigative/crime space. This will be LMN’s first scripted series. In what looks like a burn-off run, new episodes of Those Who Kill will air at 10 PM Sundays. The first original episode this Sunday will be preceded from 8-10 PM by rebroadcasts of the show’s first two hours that already premiered on A&E. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Those Who Kill’ Pulled, To Be Relaunched; ‘Bates Motel’ Returns To 10 PM

By | Wednesday March 12, 2014 @ 6:33pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ThoseWhoKillUPDATE MARCH 24: After a two-week hiatus, Those Who Kill is returning on the air but on a different network, A&E low-profile sibling LNM (Lifetime Movie Network). Beginning March 30, the freshman drama will be airing every Sunday at 10 PM. For more details, read our story here.

PREVIOUS: A&E will be going back to the drawing board with underperforming new drama series Those Who Kill. The series has been pulled after two episodes in the the Monday 10 PM slot, behind Bates Motel. The Psycho prequel series now will move back to the 10 PM slot where its first season aired. The series premiere of Those Who Kill starring Chloe Sevigny drew a soft 1.4 million viewers, down from the series debuts of A&E’s Bates Motel (3 million) and Longmire (4.1 million) and holding onto less than half A&E logoof its Bates Motel lead-in. The freshman’s audience dropped to 830,000 in the second episode. There is no conclusive evidence that the move to 9 PM has had a significant impact on Bates Motel, with its second-season premiere up a smidgen from Season 1 and the second episode down. Despite Those Who Kill‘s paltry ratings (0.5 in 18-49 for the premiere, 0.3 for Episode 2), A&E brass want to give the show another shot, with a relaunch at another time, likely of the entire 10-episode first … Read More »

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TCA: A&E’s ‘Those Who Kill’ Is Not A Serial Killer Drama, EPs Insist

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 3:16pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905Playing a police detective who tracks down serial killers on A&E Network‘s dark new drama series Those Who Kill could be draining, star Chloe Sevigny said — but not nearly as draining as guesting on The Mindy Project. ”I did Mindy and went home and cried,” she told TV critics at the TCA Winter TV Press Tour today, because she thought she’d done terribly on it. At the end of each work day on Those Who Kill, however,  she went home and thought she’d done alright. Doing HBO’s polygamist drama Big Love was also trying, she said, because “everybody was yelling at her all day because everybody thought I was the bad guy.”

Related: TV Teaser: A&E’s ‘Those Who Kill’

ThoseWhoKillThose Who Kill is based on a popular Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm. The series centers on Catherine Jensen (Sevigny), a freshly minted and incredibly smart police detective who tracks down serial killers. Jensen enlists the help of Thomas Schaffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychiatrist, to help her get into the minds of serial killers, all the while luring Schaffer into her own personal investigation of her missing brother. Read More »

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Hot TV Teaser: A&E’s ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Friday December 6, 2013 @ 11:11am PST

EXCLUSIVE: A&E Network’s upcoming drama Those Who Kill doesn’t debut until March, but this weekend there’ll be sneak peek shown during the network’s two-part Bonnie & Clyde miniseries. Why wait until then to see Chloë Sevigny as police detective Catherine Jensen in the series from Imagine TV and Fox 21. Here’s the clip:

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FremantleMedia Acquires Majority Stake In Danish Scripted Producer Miso Film

FremantleMedia is expanding its scripted business with this acquisition in the hot Nordic region. Miso Film‘s TV credits include the recently launched Dicte, and Those Who Kill, a drama being remade for A&E with Chloë Sevigny and James D’Arcy starring. It’s also working on 1864, an epic war drama series directed by Ole Bornedal that’s Denmark’s biggest production ever. On the feature side, Miso produced 2008′s Max Manus, the Norwegian drama that launched the careers of Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Here’s the full release: Read More »

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Jere Burns Upped On ‘Justified’, Michael Rispoli, Ruth Negga, Danielle Nicolet In Arcs

Nellie Andreeva

Jere Burns has been upped to regular after four seasons as a recurring on FX’s Justified. Burns plays menacing heroin dope dealer Winn Duffy, who offered a partnership to Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) in the Season 4 finale. His recent roles include the cable dramas Breaking Bad, Bates Motel and Burn Notice. Burns is repped by Innovative Artists and Trademark Talent.

Ruth Negga has booked a recurring arc on ABC’s new superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. No intel on her role, which is the Irish actress’ first U.S. TV role. Her credits include the features All Is By My Side, Una Vida and Noble and the UK series Love/Hate, Secret State and Misfits. Negga is with ICM Partners, Principal LA and Jonty Brook in the UK. Read More »

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It’s Official: A&E Picks Up ‘Those Who Kill’ To Series For 2014 Premiere

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 9:23am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Previous: A&E’s Pilot ‘Those Who Kill’ To Get Series Order

James DarcyChloe SevignyA&E Network has given an official series pickup to drama Those Who Kill, from Imagine TV and Fox 21. The project, starring Chloë Sevigny and James D’Arcy, has received a 10-episode order to premiere in 2014. Production is slated to begin this fall. Based on a Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm, Those Who Kill centers on Catherine Jensen (Sevigny), a freshly minted and incredibly smart police detective who tracks down serial killers while also attempting to come to terms with her past by continuing to investigate her stepfather, who she suspects may be a serial killer, and her brother who went missing as a sixteen-year-old. Jensen enlists the help of Thomas Schaffer (D’Arcy), a forensic psychiatrist, to help her get into the minds of serial killers, all the while luring Schaffer into her own personal investigation. Both characters possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killers’ victims and to the killers themselves. “Those Who Kill is not a crime procedural about serial killers – it’s a deep serialized character portrait of two compelling yet damaged individuals coming together through the revelation of their dark past,” said Bob DeBitetto, A&E’s … Read More »

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A&E’s Pilot ‘Those Who Kill’ To Get Series Order

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I have learned that A&E is finalizing a deal for series order to drama pilot Those Who Kill, starring Chloë Sevigny and James D’Arcy. The project, from Imagine Television and Fox 21, is an adaptation of a Danish format and revolves around police detective Catherine Jensen (Sevigny) and forensic profiler Thomas Schaffer (D’Arcy), who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Thomas is described as a handsome and intellectual college psychology teacher with a PhD who focuses on serial killer behavior. Joe Carnahan directed the Those Who Kill pilot from a script by Glen Morgan. Morgan, Carnahan, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen executive produce. The Those Who Kill pickup comes on the heels of the strong debut of A&E’s latest series, Bates Motel. Those Who Kill was one of two drama pilots A&E ordered last fall. The other, Occult, just cast its leads with Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins.

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Pilots ‘Those Who Kill’ And ‘After Hours’ Add Regulars

By | Thursday November 8, 2012 @ 8:23am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: 24 alum James Morrison and Broadway actress Kerry O’Malley have been cast in the A&E drama pilot Those Who Kill. The project, an adaptation of a Danish format, revolves around police detective Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny) and forensic profiler Thomas Schaffer (James D’Arcy), who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Morrison will play Detective Captain Frank Bisgaard, Jensen’s tough, no-nonsense superior. O’Malley, repped by Evolution and Professional Artists, will play the precinct’s forensic pathologist and Catherine’s best friend. Those Who Kill reunites Morrison with 24 producer 20th TV, whose cable division Fox21 produces the pilot. Morrison, repped by Stone Manners Salners and manager Mitch Clem, is coming off a major recurring arc on ABC’s Revenge where he played killer-for-hire Gordon Murphy.

Robert Bailey Jr. has joined the cast of NBC’s hourlong pilot After Hours. The Sony TV project revolves around the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. Bailey, repped by Greene & Associates and manager Bobbie Edrick, will play Paul, a young, eager but squeamish resident at the hospital.

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Ken Leung To Co-Star In NBC Drama ‘After Hours’ And Other Pilot Castings

By | Tuesday November 6, 2012 @ 10:57am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lost alum Ken Leung and Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz) are set to co-star opposite Eoin Macken and Freddy Rodriguez in the hourlong NBC pilot After Hours. The Sony TV project revolves around the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. Leung (Rush Hour) will play Topher, a flip-flops and shorts-wearing Emergency Room doctor who was previously a surgeon on the battlefield, where he became hardened and jaded. Goossen, repped by Greene & Associates and Magnolia Entertainment, will play a beautiful and stylish resident at the hospital. Leung also is filming arcs on NBC’s Deception, CBS’ Person Of Interest and ABC’s Zero Hour.

Emily Rios (Breaking Bad) has been added to the cast of FX drama pilot The Bridge. An adaptation of a Scandinavian format, The Bridge centers on two detectives from the U.S. and Mexico — El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Diane Kruger) and Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) — who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Rios, repped by Domain and Kass Management, will play the recurring role of Adrianna Perez, a young, diligent reporter who works at the El Paso Times. Read More »

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James D’Arcy To Star Opposite Chloë Sevigny In A&E Drama Pilot ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Friday November 2, 2012 @ 7:08am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

James D'Arcy Those Who KillEXCLUSIVE: British actor James D’Arcy (Master And Commander) is set as the male lead opposite Chloë Sevigny in A&E’s drama pilot Those Who Kill. The project, an adaptation of a Danish format, revolves around police detective Catherine Jensen (Sevigny) and forensic profiler Thomas Schaffer (D’Arcy) who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Thomas is described as a handsome and intellectual college psychology teacher with a PhD who focuses on serial killer behavior. Joe Carnahan is directing Those Who Kill from a script by Glen Morgan. Imagine Television and Fox 21 produce, with Morgan, Carnahan, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen executive producing. D’Arcy, repped by CAA, UK’s Markham Froggatt & Irwin, and Management 360, is currently seen in Cloud Atlas and Hitchcock, in which he plays Anthony Perkins.

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Chloë Sevigny To Star In A&E Pilot ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A&E’s drama pilot Those Who Kill has landed Chloë Sevigny as one of the leads. The project, an adaptation of a Danish crime series based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm, revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. In a rich cable casting deal, Sevigny will play female lead Catherine Jensen, the newly appointed Detective in the Boston Police Department’s Homicide Division who is intelligent, fearless, strong and determined. Joe Carnahan is directing Those Who Kill from a script by Glen Morgan. Imagine Television and Fox 21 produce, with Morgan, Carnahan, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen executive producing. Read More »

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Joe Carnahan To Direct A&E Pilot ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 1:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Feature writer-director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces) has signed on to direct the pilot for A&E’s drama pilot Those Who Kill. Carnahan also will executive produce the pilot, an adaptation of a Danish crime series based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm. The project, from Imagine Television and Fox 21, revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Glen Morgan wrote the script and executive produces with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen. This marks a rare venturing into television for Carnahan whose only previous TV gig was directing a pilot for Fox in 2006.

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A&E Orders Pilot For U.S. Version Of Danish Crime Series ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 10:22am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: A&E Network has secured U.S. format rights to Those Who Kill, the Danish crime series based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm, and has ordered a pilot. The original series revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Imagine Television and Fox 21 will produce the U.S. pilot; Glen Morgan wrote the script. Morgan, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen will be executive producers. The project was originally announced as in development back in January at TCA, along with Bates Motel, which the network just picked up to series without a pilot. A&E also recently ordered a second season of its Western-flavored drama Longmire.

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