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The Killing: Uncancelled Again, Netflix Orders Season Four

The Killing season threeThe Killing seems to be the luckiest TV show around.

Months after AMC cancelled the crime drama for a second time, Netflix has come to the rescue and picked The Killing up for a fourth and final season of six episodes. Stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are on board, as is showrunner Veena Sud. AMC is not connected with the new deal.

In a statement, Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix said, “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… We are looking forward to offering fans — both existing and new — a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Killing has been revived for a second time or were you fine with it being cancelled? Will you be watching season four?

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Jim J. July 7, 2014 at 12:52 am

It’s usually odd for a different outlet to take over a network’s established show for just one final season. I think FX did the same thing with the comedy series “Wilfred”, moving its fourth and final season to FXX.


rita July 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

excellent series. Well-written, well-acted, and well -directed. Not well-advertised! Wish it were renewed for a fifth season. So much better than these sappy reality shows.


pat June 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

cant wait wish it was a full season great show


Christine Hudgins July 1, 2014 at 11:24 pm

I love this series and am excited to see 6 episodes but would love it if we could have this series for a couple of years. It’s fantastic. I love it!!!


Annie April 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

I’m just thrilled The Killing will be aired ANYWHERE!!! As a matter of fact, I’m keeping my Netflix subscription so I can watch it (along w/House of Cards – which debuted in Feb. & Hemlock Grove – that I hope is back on SOON!)
Good on ya’ Netflix. You’re the future:))) AMC’s loss is your gain!!!
Thank you


PTSD Anderson March 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

The Killing is a flawed gem, but still has incredible value. Two seasons really seemed too long to resolve the RL case. This feeling was exacerbated by the expectations set by the show’ s marketing campaign. Too many fans felt betrayed by the season one finale.

One of the ways The Killing distinguishes itself is Kinnaman’s Stephen Holder. Holder is one of my three favorite characters on television, along with Frank Underwood and Rust Cohle. While cops with alcohol or drug problems are common in fiction, Holder’s 12 stepping meth addict ratchets-up the dramatic distrust as Linden’s new partner. His cocky, hip-hop attitude belies the broken man under the surface.
Additionally, the cinematography portrays lush “Seattle” as emotionally bleak and becomes a character in the drama much like the setting in an Alexander Payne film.


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