Actor Responds to Fans Angered by Show’s Ending: ‘You Realize It’s Not Your Daughter That Was Murdered?’

Jul 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After fielding complaints by fans of his show over the open-ended finale to the first season, an actor who plays a homicide detective on the show expressed surprise at the depth of the reaction.

Joel Kinnaman, who plays Det. Stephen Holder on AMC’s "The Killing," tells the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog that he’s perplexed over some fans’ frustration with the finale.

"There were a couple of people who came up to me, so disturbed, and I was like, ‘You realize it’s not your daughter that was murdered?’" Kinnaman said. "People expect closure and when they don’t get it, there’s going to be frustration. I anticipated some of that. But not to this extent."

Kinnaman added that he believes talk of viewers abandoning the show over frustration caused by the ending is overblown. The show has been renewed for a second season.

"Maybe some people are so … off where they say they’re not going to watch it," Kinnaman said. "But two episodes in they’re going to listen to the people who are tuning in and come back."

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