AMC, Netflix lock down VOD deal for new season of 'The Killing'

Not content to simply bring "The Killing" back from the dead, AMC and Fox Television Studios today announced a deal with Netflix for streaming rights for the upcoming season.

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"We're excited to see 'The Killing' back on TV and we're especially proud to bring season 3 to our members so soon after it premieres on AMC," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix. "'The Killing' is a terrific serialized drama and we know our members love these high-quality shows."

The third season of the mystery series is set to premiere on AMC later in the year, and the new deal will ensure U.S. and Canadian subscribers to the popular streaming service will get to see it just three months after the broadcast season concludes.

Reportedly, Netflix played a pivotal role in bringing the series back from the dead. AMC had cancelled the drama after two seasons earlier this year, but after some budget tightening and Netflix's push toward getting the new season early, the network moved forward with a new season.

"Our agreement with Netflix played an extremely significant part in the studio's strategy that enabled us to bring 'The Killing' back for a third season," said David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios. "We are delighted to be in business with Netflix to deliver season 3, as well as past seasons of 'The Killing' to a broader audience worldwide."

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Written by: kyleiam
Mar 14th, 2013, 7:05 am


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Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 7:32 am

Good news indeed.


Hopefully all these new streaming services will help the networks see a much wider picture of the general interest in a show. There are often loads of viewers simply not able to see the given channel or residing in another country than America, but still very interested in paying to be able to see a specific show.


So good news indeed, and good news about The Killing which is a quite decent show and definitely worthy of more seasons. A great input from Denmark that show :)

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