'The Killing' Cancelled (Again) By AMC After Third Season

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September 10th, 2013

The Killing Season 3

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."

  • Bill


  • Jenna

    One of my favorites. :'( I wish Netflix would pick this up…

  • christianne

    They really didnt give this show a chance considering the time slot it has. By the time it satarts most people are going to bed. How can it possibly get high ratings? And yeah, the new show, Low Winter Sun, I couldnt even make it through one episode! that show just sucks. Breaking bad is ending and Mad Men is ending. They could have given this show a prime time spot. Way to go AMC….

  • wiliam

    the best shows always seen to struggle, or never catch on with the mainstream. unless netflix steps in and makes the killing one of there binge series, and the killing will become a part of the pantheon of great shows taken before there time.

    (my so-called life/ freaks&geeks/ kyle xy/ the class/ reunion/ skin/ life/ swingtown/ joan of arcadia/ aliens in america/ love bites/ dark angel/ tru calling/ sons & daughters/ the black donelly’s/ roswell/ popular)

    the killing isn’t the first good show to be cancelled, and sadly it won’t be the last.i hope they release season 2&3 on blu ray.

  • Harry Ballsachss

    While I wasn’t big on the mystery this season, the Seward storyline was amazing and should have been the focal point of the whole season. It lead to one of the series’ best episodes in Six Minutes.

  • JulieDawn

    This is depressing…perhaps not a complete shock, based on the ratings, but Season 3 was quite brilliant. I was really hoping they’d give it another round.

  • DJ

    Yeah not a shock but sucks. I feel like the show really found its groove in Season 3, but I think too many viewers were turned away from a boring Season 2.

    To be honest? The only reason I stuck with it for Season 3 was because I left it set on my DVR, and the 1st Episode of the Season was good.

    The Season 3 Finale was nothing to write home about, but the 2nd to Last Episode was one of the best episodes of television all this year. Very well done and the ending to the episode was stunning.

  • Carl

    AMC is going to have a Breaking Bad spinoff about Saul Goodman.

  • Carl

    The series will be a prequel concerning Goodman’s pre-White period and will be titled, Better Call Saul.

  • gerry

    i’m kind of surprised by this news as i thought they’d want one show around as their awards darling (s3 is going to snag some noms for sure.) LWS will be gone after the final ep airs and i have NO interest in HOW.

    netflix should really pick this up. it would THRIVE there.

  • MikeInCanada

    Funny, I was not upset after they cancelled after season 2, I thought season 3 was great and this cancellation Annoys me.

    . It is too bad they jerked the audience around so bad in season one that they lost a lot of viewers who vowed never to watch again!

  • Steve

    One of the best acted shows on TV gets the axe.


    RIP Linden and Holder….you will be totally missed.

  • GoodWillTalking

    Too bad, I thought the 3rd season was it’s best season. I will really miss Holder.

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