The Killing: Season Three Being Shopped

season three of The KillingWhen AMC cancelled The Killing after two seasons on the air, it was reported that Fox TV Studio planned to shop the TV series to other outlets. It now appears that they’ve indeed been busy and both Netflix and DirecTV have expressed interest.

According to TVLine, meetings are still ongoing and people close to the show “feel hopeful” that something can be worked out. Other prospective buyers, including Amazon, have yet to have their discussions with Fox. The article notes that having Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman on-board is a big asset since both actors have become much better known since they signed on for the pilot.

In a pre-cancellation interview, Kinnaman said that he believed that there were lots of opportunities for new stories. He noted, “We’ve invested a lot in these characters and want to see how they continue their journey… I feel like Linden and Holder [are] just [getting] started.”

While there may be plenty of stories left to tell, one has to wonder if the audience for this show is still big enough to justify the production costs. Many expressed disappointment that the Rosie Larsen murder case wasn’t solved at the end of season one and chose to skip season two. The sophomore season drew just 1.58 million total viewers, a year-to-year decline of 27% from the first year.

What do you think? Would you like to see a third season of The Killing? Do you think the numbers justify the TV series being saved?

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  1. Ben says

    One of the best cop series on the air. Just like Southland. Gritty and great acting.
    You guys always have to have the hot chick detective or something to think a show is good. This show was one of the best. A lot of shows viewer results are bogus because most people like me record them on a dvr and watch them at a later date so I can breeze through all the commericals. Think about season three A lot of viewers will be happy instead of having to watch some other trash show

  2. Cher says

    Great Show! I loved this show and the characters. Looked forward to every week’s episode! Bring it back – YES!

  3. Realistic Woman says

    “The Killing” is a thinking person’s show. The characters are believable, the plot twists and turns compel a person to pay attention and the writers play fair, as long as one doesn’t blink. “The Killing” is one of my favorite shows, and I would really be disappointed if it is not picked up.

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