The Killing has been cancelled by AMC for a second time. The show was cancelled after its second season last year only to be resurrected for a third season in a deal between Fox Television Studios (which produced the show) AMC and Netflix. The third season finale aired on August 4, 2013.
AMC issued the following statement:
"We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing." "We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."
Fox Television Studios issued its own statement:
"Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of The Killing. We’re especially gratified to have orchestrated a unique deal with AMC for season three that included a bold partnership with Netflix. While we would have loved to produce a fourth season for AMC, FTVS is immensely grateful to everyone involved with this moving series: our brilliant cast, led by Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and season three's Peter Sarsgaard, our stellar executive producer, Veena Sud, a remarkable writing and producing team, and a tireless, dedicated crew. Most of all, FTVS thanks the terrific fans of The Killing, who communicated their appreciation for the show throughout its run."