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Netflix Bringing Back Final Season of ‘The Killing’

15 Nov, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Joel Kinnaman stars as detective Stephen Holder in moody serial, "The Killing."

SVOD service comes to the rescue for the second time after AMC Networks twice canceled the moody detective series

Netflix has greenlighted a fourth and final season of “The Killing,” after it was canceled by AMC Networks following season three. The new season will include six episodes.

The moody homicide series, starring Mireille Enos (World War Z) as detective Sarah Linden and Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman as her partner Stephen Holder, is based on the Danish TV series “Forbrydelsen.” The series is produced by Fox Television Studios.

AMC tried to cancel the show after the second season, but relented after it signed a major SVOD deal with Netflix, which streamed past seasons to wide acclaim. The first two seasons revolved around the teen murder of Rosie Larsen, while the third season story arc followed a series of grisly murders leading back to a previous case for Linden. That initial case had sent Linden to the psychiatric ward.

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


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