'The Killing' Rises From the Dead Again for 6 Episode Season 4 on Netflix

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November 15th, 2013

The Killing Season 3

It is impossible to kill The Killing. At the end of its third season, AMC canceled it for the second time. Now Netflix has revived the drama for a six episode fourth season. It's being billed as the show's final season, but given that it's already survived being canceled twice, who knows?

 
  • Steve A

    Wow. The show with nine lives!

  • NewEnglandMike

    I’m so happy about this!

  • Andrea

    Yes!

  • Jeeb

    You have got to be kidding me

  • Charmed

    Hahaha! “Isn’t it ironic”

  • Samuel

    10 seasons and a movie! (with 8 cancellations in between, of course)

  • mike

    Why would Netflix renew a canceled off-network show for only 6 more episodes? Can they really profit from it? It barely got 2 million viewers all season on amc, so I doubt that with an audience so small, that would be the reason. I have a feeling Netflix wants more than a final season, and these first 6 episodes are just a test.

  • hello

    For crap’s sake

  • Charmed

    Surely this is a first in tv history? Anything else been revived twice?

  • Colin

    Fantastic!

  • Ryan

    I’ll be watching, I loved The Killing, and have already streamed the third season from Netflix. I think this show gets much better ratings overseas, particularly in the UK.

  • John A

    Did it need a ending? Did season 3 end on a cliffhanger? I didnt watch it or see much complants when it ended.

  • Sel

    Oh, yess, there would be more Holder in my life! Seriously America 10 million people watch on daily basis crap like CSI,H50 and what not, and skip the real deal! Unbelievable! Thank you netflix!

  • Steve A

    @Charmed. No. I think Family Guy may have that distinction

  • Cory

    “Did it need a ending? Did season 3 end on a cliffhanger? I didnt watch it or see much complants when it ended.”

    They told you who the killer was and resolved that plot, but there was still a pretty big cliffhanger and it would have been terrible series finale.

    Season 3 was a significant improvement on season 2. I don’t have a Netflix account, but I can see myself subscribing when this is released, as there’s enough on Netflix now to make me want to subscribe.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Wow. The show never dies.

  • Lorenzo

    @mike

    “Why would Netflix renew a canceled off-network show for only 6 more episodes? Can they really profit from it? It barely got 2 million viewers all season on amc, so I doubt that with an audience so small, that would be the reason. I have a feeling Netflix wants more than a final season, and these first 6 episodes are just a test.”

    The show does very well on Netflix. It’s very possible that the show actually does better on Netflix than it does on AMC.

  • johnhelvete

    Mike,
    I don’t really get this renewal/resurrection either since contrary to fans of the show, there was an ending to season 3 which works fine as an ending to the series. Perhaps Netflix simply does not care if every show they have makes a profit, they are building a new model for TV. Some of the things they do might not work, and 6 additional episodes of The Killing might be a failure but at least they are trying different things.

  • Dan

    It seems this will be a final season, because apparently networks think shows only need 6 episodes to wrap up.

  • DenverDean

    This is awesome! S3 was fantastic. I love that there are alternatives to network/cable for niche shows like these. A six episode case is intriguing. Follows much more of the British format. I’m just glad for the cast & crew, they really do a great job.

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