The Killing has been canceled. Again. AMC has canceled The Killing for the second time. I thought some of the subplots in the third season of The Killing were very strong but the conclusion of it was hole-ridden (though well shot). Will The Killing be resurrected for a second time? Only time will tell.
The official statements regarding The Killing‘s second cancellation:
“We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing. We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched.”
The Killing producer Fox TV Studios kept the show alive after its axing by AMC last year…with Netflix stepping in as exclusive subscription streaming service to help offset the cost. FTVS again is expected to explore other options for the series.
“Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of The Killing,” the studio said. “We’re especially gratified to have orchestrated a unique deal with AMC for Season 3 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 3’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.”
On The Killing:
The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (literally The Crime), translated as The Killing in its English language distribution. The American version was developed by Veena Sud and produced by Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman). The series’ first season, consisting of 13 hour-long episodes, premiered on the cable channel AMC on April 3 and ended on June 19, 2011. On June 13, 2011, AMC ordered a second season that contained 13 episodes, which debuted on April 1 and ended on June 17, 2012. AMC announced on July 27, 2012, that the series would not be renewed for a third season. However, on January 15, 2013, AMC and Fox Television Studios announced that the series had been renewed for a 12-episode third season.
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