When it was announced that AMC would not be renewing The Killing for another season, I was a little bummed. Sure the third season kind of wrapped up things, but there is still a little left hanging. That is a difficult thing that many TV shows deal with these days and fans can pay the price if not renewed.
So when I read that Netflix stepped up and ordered a six-episode fourth (and final) season of The Killing, I was ecstatic. Now, I cancelled my Netflix account a few years ago now, but with the recent news of new Marvel series being done through the online streaming service, and now this news about The Killing, it looks like I’ll be returning very soon. You can read the press release for the announcement below. (Via Collider)
Netflix Orders Final Season Of “The Killing”, From Fox Television Studios, Exclusively For Its Streaming Members In Netflix Territories
Six-Episode Limited Series will Mark Last Season of Acclaimed Drama.
Beverly Hills, CA – November 15, 2013 – Netflix has ordered a fourth and final limited season that will serve as a conclusion for “The Killing,” exclusively for its over 40 million members worldwide. The 6-episode series finale, from Fox Television Studios (FTVS), will be available only to Netflix streaming members to watch instantly in all Netflix territories.
“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.”
David Madden, president, Fox Television Studios, commented, “It’s a true testament to ‘The Killing’ creator Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show. 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.”
The first three seasons of “The Killing” are now available to stream globally on Netflix.
Based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen, “The Killing” follows various murder investigations led by homicide detectives “Sarah Linden” (Mireille Enos) and “Stephen Holder” (Joel Kinnaman). Seasons one and two chronicled the “Rosie Larsen case,” with Linden and Holder investigating the murder of a teenage girl. Picking up one year after the close of that investigation, season three followed the detectives on their search for a runaway girl, leading them to discover a gruesome string of murders that connected to a previous investigation by Linden.
“The Killing” is created and executive-produced by Veena Sud. Mikkel Bondesen is executive producer for Fabrik Entertainment. Kristen Campo also serves as co-executive producer for Fabrik. “The Killing” is produced by Fox Television Studios for Netflix.
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About Fox Television Studios
Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. Series include the breakout hit “The Americans,” starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys; as well as “White Collar,” starring Matt Bomer”; “Graceland,” featuring Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit; “Sirens,” from Denis Leary and Bob Fisher; and “Maron,” a fictionalized look at the life of comedian and podcast host Marc Maron. The studio, which recently wrapped its seventh and final season of USA’s hit series “Burn Notice,” also is in production on several high-profile pilots, including “The Comedians,” executive-produced by and starring legendary actor and comedian Billy Crystal, and Josh Gad; “Line of Sight,” from Blake Masters and directed by Jonathan Demme; and “Complications,” from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. The studio’s alternative programming includes the series “Life Flight” and the pilot, “Internal Affairs.”