'The Killing': EP Veena Sud tries to 'upend' the cop-show format

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"The Killing" is a crime show -- there are no two ways about that. It begins with a murder, and the detectives investigating it are front and center throughout. Beyond that, though, AMC's new series, which premieres Sunday (April 3), bears little resemblance to a network procedural. That's by design, says executive producer Veena Sud, who adapted the Danish series "Forbrydelsen" for American audiences. "One of the biggest things I tried to do in developing this show is [think about] how can we tell a cop show differently, tell a cop show in a way that hasn't been done before?" Sud tells Zap2it. "How can we upend notions and tropes of the genre and make it fresh and unique?"Sud, a former writer and producer on "Cold Case," had a good template in the Danish show. She carried over its format, in which each episode covers one day in the investigation of a 17-year-old girl's murder...


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