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The Showrunner's Touch: The Killing Revisited

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This chapter studies the ways in which Nordic noir classic Forbrydelsen (DR2007–2012) was remade in the USA as The Killing (AMC/Netflix 2011–2014). The chapter argues that looking to the production and especially theadapting showrunner on the remake provides perspectives that have beenoverlooked in existing research on this particular adaptation process, and thatusing such a strategy may be key in studying other television series remakingprocesses as well. Concretely looking to the adapting showrunner’sexperiences and preferences may explain changes from character to plotlevel, including shedding new light on what has been read as “American”obsessions with psychological explanations and culturally based hostilitytoward bad motherhood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Noir, Adaptation, Appropriation
EditorsLinda Badley, Andrew Nestingen, Jaakko Seppälä
Number of pages18
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication year2020
ISBN (print)978-3-030-38657-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

    Research areas

  • Adaptation, Remake, Showrunner, Authorship, Forbrydelsen, The Killing

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