This show has been killed off so many times I’m beginning to wonder if it has ‘cat-like’ abilities. The Killing has once again been revived after being axed and will finally have it’s 6-episode fourth season, all thanks to Netflix.
In the US, the show lasted for two seasons on AMC before it was cancelled. It was revived by AMC for a third season only to be announced that they were once again cancelling it. Apparently, the show’s third season was brought about by a deal between the studio and Netflix, but Season 4 will air solely on Netflix as a ‘Netflix original series’
“The rich, serialized storytelling in ‘The Killing’ thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send off,” Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, said in a statement. “We are looking forward to offering fans — both existing and new — a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”
“It’s a true testament to ‘The Killing’ creator Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show. We’re gratified that our partners at Netflix recognized this, and are giving us the opportunity to complete the story in a way that will be satisfying to our loyal audience,” David Madden, president, Fox Television Studios, said in a statement.
- Netflix: “The Killing” Resurrected For Fourth Season (webpronews.com)
- ‘The Killing’ Lives: Netflix Orders Six Final Episodes (variety.com)
- ‘The Killing’ Revived for Final Season by Netflix (thewrap.com)