AMC's 'The Killing' Canceled...Again

'The Killing' killed

Stop me if you've heard this one before: AMC has opted to cancel their crime serial 'The Killing.'

Deadline reports that after a post-cancellation resurrection a year ago, fans will have to go through the grieving process all over again. "We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of 'The Killing'," AMC revealed to Deadline. "We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."

The third season showed signs of promise in the ratings, opening with a respectable 1.8 million viewers. However, the upswing in critical acclaim that began to roll in as the season progressed did not bring viewers with it -- ratings for the third season were comparable to the disappointing levels of the season two, which triggered its initial cancellation last year.

Fans shouldn't expect another post-cancellation miracle this time around. Fox Television Studios had originally kept the series alive and kicking last year, orchestrating a deal with Netflix that saw a third season return. A statement from the studio seems to paint a dire portrait for the series' future: "Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of 'The Killing.' We’re especially gratified to have orchestrated a unique deal with AMC for season three that included a bold partnership with Netflix."

The statement continued, "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."

- Veena Cabreros Sud
- Joel Kinnaman
- Mireille Enos
- The Killing
- amc

Written by: kyleiam
Sep 10th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Images courtesy of AMC


Message Posted On Sep 19th, 2013, 3:29 pm
I'll just be glad we don't have to watch her chew gum constantly with her mouth open.

Message Posted On Sep 11th, 2013, 12:04 pm
I blame AMC for not promoting the show as well as it deserved. I, too, enjoyed all three seasons ... not thrilled with the finale ... but it was worth giving the show a fourth season. Too bad.

Message Posted On Sep 11th, 2013, 4:45 am
Sucked ass. Removed everything from the original that made for a deeply involving show. Should have just run the original and screw the US losers who refuse to rad subtitles.

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Message Posted On Sep 11th, 2013, 4:20 am

It is a shame i agree,and yes maybe they should have stayed the course and gone more with the danish story as Wynn says but im sure the stars,Enos and Kinnerman where only contracted for 3 seasons and they do seem to be on an upward slope so it was always going to be hard to keep hold of them such a shame to lose a show that made you think rather thna solve a crime in 42 minutes


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Message Posted On Sep 11th, 2013, 2:37 am

Sad news.


Actually think that all three seasons were quite good, but guess they should've stuck more to the danish original in season 3 instead of going 'serial killer' on the show :/

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