Friday, November 15, 2013

'The Killing' Cheats Death Again, Netflix Orders 6-Episode Final Season of the Twice-Canceled Drama

The Killing simply cannot be killed. After being canceled at the end of its second season by AMC only to be renewed months later for a third cycle and then canceled again by the network, Netflix has just commissioned a six-episode fourth season of the mystery drama series.

The Killing was created by Veena Sud and stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. Netflix is currently billing these six episodes as the final season of the show.

"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," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix. "We are looking forward to offering fans - both existing and new - a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing."

"It's a true testament to Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show," added David Madden, President of FOX Television Studios. "We're gratified that our partners at Netflix recognized this, and are giving us the opportunity to complete the story in a way that will be satisfying to our loyal audience."