A&E green lights 'Those Who Kill' pilot to series

Saturday, 30 March 2013 12:19 AM Written by 

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A&E appears to be poised to has picked up “Those Who Kill,” its shot-in-Pittsburgh pilot, to series.

Pittsburgh crew members who worked on the pilot started getting calls Friday that A&E has given the show a green light with production expected to begin in Pittsburgh in August.

An A&E spokesman said no official announcement about the proposed series has been made. If the pickup does happen, The series will likely premiere in early 2014.

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Written by Glen Morgan ("The X-Files," "The River") and based on a Danish series, "Those Who Kill" stars Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "American Horror Story") and James D'Arcy ("Cloud Atlas," "Secret Diary of a Call Girl").

Sevigny plays Pittsburgh police detective Catherine Jensen, who teams with forensic profiler Thomas Schaeffer (Mr. D'Arcy) to solve murders. The pilot's supporting players include James Morrison ("24") as Capt. Frank Bisgaard, Jensen's boss, and Kerry O'Malley ("Shameless") as a precinct forensic pathologist and Jensen's best friend.

The show is produced by Fox 21, the 20th Century Fox division that is responsible for making cable dramas such as FX's "Sons of Anarchy" and Showtime's "Homeland."

The “Those Who Kill” pilot filmed locally in December and in January A&E president Bob DeBitetto said Pittsburgh looks good in the pilot.

“It's a cast member,” he said. "It's rich, it's dark, but it's textured and will serve the show extremely well if we were to go to series.”

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