Well, that didn’t take long. ‘Those Who Kill,’ the new thriller starring Chloë Sevigny, has already been yanked from A&E’s schedule after only two episodes.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Those Who Kill’ has only been pulled from its original slot and has not been canceled. Apparently, A&E has faith that the show can find an audience. A new day and time for the series is said to be determined later this week.
With the network scoping out a new time slot for the thriller, ‘Bates Motel,’ starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, has found a new vacancy. Effective immediately, ‘The Psycho’ prequel will air in ‘Those Who Kill’s original spot on Mondays at 10/9c. This also means that encore episodes of ‘Bates’ will air at 9/8c on Mondays, prior to new episodes.
The Sevigny-led drama’s Season 1 premiere earned 1.4 million viewers, while the second episode only garnered about half of that.
Based on the Danish crime series inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm, A&E’s adaptation follows Sevigny’s recently promoted homicide detective Catherine Jensen, who tracks down serial killers. Her life’s work is motivated by her past, the disappearance of her brother and the suspicion that her stepfather is a serial killer. Immediately, she enlists forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy) to help her personal investigation into her stepfather.
‘Those Who Kill’ also stars James Morrison, Omid Abtahi, Kathy Baker and Bruce Davison.