Netflix is reviving AMC crime series The Killing for a shortened fourth and final season, giving the show the chance to wrap up after it failed to get picked up again on the cable network.

The Killing, starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as homicide detectives in Seattle, was initially canceled after its second season. It was resurrected by AMC for a third, after which it was dropped once again. Netflix has seen the murder mystery show take off with users via the on demand nature of the streaming service, and has elected to take on the series for a final season that will consist of six episodes.

The Killing 4th Season On Netflix

“The rich, serialized storytelling in The Killing thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden [Enos] and Stephen Holder [Kinnaman] a proper send off,” said Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix. “We are looking forward to offering fans — both existing and new — a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”

The first three seasons of The Killing, which was inspired by Danish drama Forbrydelsen, are currently available on Netflix. The first two focus on the murder investigation of Rosie Larsen, while the third saw Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder hunting down a serial killer discovered through a missing persons case.


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“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,” said David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios 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."

– Chelsea Regan

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