The network's official statement:
After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew "The Killing" for a third season. AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast.
Meanwhile, FX announced this weekend that it was ordering a pilot for a Scandinavian crime remake of its own. "The Bridge" is based on the 2011 Danish/Swedish series "Bron," about a murder investigation following the discovery of a dead body on the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden. "Cold Case" creator Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid, a co-executive producer on "Hawaii Five-O" and "Undercovers," will oversee the adaptation, which will be set in El Paso/Juarez on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
"The Bridge" will follow Sonya North, an American cop, and Marco Ruiz, the Mexican detective with whom she's paired in the investigation, and, given the setting, will presumably involve drug cartels in some way. The pilot's slated to being production in the fall.
The original series, which stars Sofia Helin and "Pusher" star Kim Bodnia, will be back for a second season in 2013.
Earlier this month, A&E announced plans for a Scandinavian remake -- it's making a pilot based on the Danish crime series "Those Who Kill."