Category Archives: The Killing
#WhatUpLinden: “We believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send off,” Netflix said in a statement. The on-line streaming service ordered a final fourth season of six episodes to wrap up the story of Seattle PD’s dynamic detective duo. Netflix paid attention to fan social media campaigns to save their show. So we can look forward to one last round of Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) on the streets of Vancouver. As a fan of the damp mystery series, especially of its stellar street kid-killings third season — Thank you Netflix. PS Since M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines scooped up most of The Killing crew, filming of the final adventures of [...]
Everyone wants to interview Arrow star Stephen Amell. I want to talk to Arrow’s casting department who are geeks of the best kind, judging from their casting of the show so far: from Doctor Who/Torchwood’s Captain Jack (John Barrowman) to Fringe’s Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) to Doctor Who’s River Song (Alex Kingston) to Firefly’s River Tam (Summer Glau) to Orphan Black’s Paul (Dylan Bruce) to The Killing’s Bullet (BexTaylor-Klaus) and many more. I arrived too late this afternoon for the running scene of Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) in an alley east of Main Street and caught only the final takes from far away on the street below (so photos are fuzzy). It feels right that Bullet [...]
Does Hugh Dillon look scary in these photos? He doesn’t because this is a meetup with fan Julie Holden, but the actor-musician (The Headstones) has a formidable presence on screen. You don’t want to mess with hard-ass death-row prison guard Francis Becker on The Killing or the mysterious Mr. Escher of Piron Corp. on Continuum, his two recurring roles in Vancouver this year. Dillon goes toe-to-toe head-to-head with Peter Sarsgaard’s death-row inmate Ray Seward on The Killing but one of the most disturbing scenes for me was not guard versus inmate but Becker giving his son a tour of the gallows where Seward will be hanged. I had Becker pegged early on as a suspect in the street kid killings but [...]
Published June 23, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome Season three of The Killing introduces us to a darker, seedier part of Seattle called “The Jungle” where teenage runaways earn money by hopping into stranger’s cars for “dates”. They’re the type of victims who can go missing for days, weeks, months or years and no one notices until detective Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) catches the case of a dead teen working girl and contacts his former partner Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) because he sees a connection to a case from her past. She resists but this is who she is and her private investigation leads to a pond of rotting corpses in biohazard bags. 17 teen victims and counting. Who’s the monster killing [...]
The Killing almost went unnoticed filming its season 3 finale in the 2100 block of Napier Street in east Vancouver on Friday. A few people stopped and stared for a bit but fans didn’t find the shoot until mid-afternoon. A prop Seattle police squad car and two unmarked ones lined the residential neighbourhood for scenes of our detective duo Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) meeting Lieutenant James Skinner (Elias Koteas) , head of Seattle’s Special Investigations Unit and Linden’s former lover, on site. Is this the house of a suspect? Or a victim’s parents? We’ll have to wait and see. Crew said there wasn’t anything spoilery about the day’s shoot but to watch out for episode [...]
Holder has a girlfriend. And she’s sticking around. The Killing filmed scenes on Wednesday of detective Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman in his Holder hoodie) meeting his season three Assistant District Attorney girlfriend Caroline (Jewel Staite) on the level five walkway of the Vancouver Public Library’s curtain wall. He waits for her on a bench, approaches her and they have looooong talk with lots of endearing Holderisms I’m sure, because he’s smiling and at one point hugs her and then later kisses her. Best moment from this couple so far: Holder’s “hot” tat Serenity, a nod to Jewel Staite’s role on the Joss Whedon space western Firefly.
Each season of The Killing brings a whole new set of Vancouver actor suspects on the rain-soaked Seattle-set series. Season three introduced Ben Cotton as “Pastor” Mike who runs a shelter for street kids called Beacon Home (actually a building in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside). On screen Pastor Mike rejects the characterization of himself as a “light at the end of the tunnel” for these kids. He says he’s more like the guy trying to pull them off the tracks of a speeding train heading towards them in the tunnel. And what’s with the tattoo “Ephesians 1:7,” on his arm. He does seem too good to be true, doesn’t he? When I suggested to Cotton on the red carpet that he [...]
You’d think Hugh Dillon would be an easy man to find in Vancouver since he’s been recurring on Continuum as the mysterious Mr. Escher and on The Killing as death-row prison guard Francis Becker. But one character is mysterious (last seen in his office high up in the W-43 Tower in Gastown) and the other works in a prison (Burnaby Youth Detention Centre, Riverview, studio) so fan Julie had given up until he gave her a headsup today to check out Chinatown. Dillon was up on a roof helping out his friend James Hutson by appearing in his indie film The Last Crop about you-guessed-it — A man battles unknown enemies to find out who is stealing his marijuana crops. [...]
Fresh off its season three premiere last Sunday, The Killing filmed scenes of Adrian ( Rowan Longworth) with a soccer ball, leaving the school grounds at Kerrisdale Elementary in Vancouver. It took a while to clue in that this boy with hair was Fringe’s Anomaly XB-6783746. When I complimented him on his bald Fringe performance, he took it in stride as any child Observer would. Update: But who is Rowan Longworth on The Killing? Adrian is death row convict Ray Seward (Peter Sarsgaard)’s son, the one who stayed with his mother’s corpse for six days and drew the “Picasso drawing” of a grove of trees which haunts Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos). When Linden visits him at his foster home, she [...]
The Killing’s detective duo Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) reunite a year after the Rosie Larsen case when the death of a working girl connects to a previous investigation of Linden’s. Is someone killing Seattle street kids? 17 victims and counting. Street kid regulars led by Twitch (Max Fowler). Below a Joel Kinnaman look that AMC has dubbed Smolder instead of Holder.
Joel Kinnaman is the fatally-wounded cop who returns to the force as a powerful cyborg RoboCop in a reboot of the 1980s/1990s movie franchise. Here he is doing additional scenes near the Olympic Cauldron yesterday. The night shoot drew a big crowd of spectators early on when his stunt double rode the RoboCop motorcycle down Thurlow to the Vancouver Convention Centre dressed as OmniCorp. RoboCop continues to film at the Convention Centre tonight but production is expected to be inside. Filming here is part of the two-plus weeks of “reshoots” that RoboCop is doing in Vancouver to accomodate star Joel Kinnaman who is committed to filming the AMC series The Killing in this city. Principal photography for RoboCop was done [...]