Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AMC Cancels 'The Killing' - Again

A year after AMC first cancelled The Killing - only to bring it back for a much-improved third season, the network has chosen to give the mystery drama series the axe yet again. The Killing's third season opened with 1.8 million viewers and ended with 1.5 million viewers - up slightly from its second season but not quite enough for the series to continue on.

"We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing," AMC released in a statement. "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 is extremely proud of all three seasons of The Killing," the producing studio added. "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."