'The Killing' Revived on Netflix for Fourth Season


'The Killing' Revived on Netflix for Fourth Season


Perhaps it’s fitting that a dramatic series by the name of ‘The Killing’ seems to find a way to keep returning from the dead. Following its second apparent cancellation, it has been announced the serial mystery will return for a fourth season on Netflix. Warning: some spoilers are ahead, for those who have yet to view the series.

Canceled twice by AMC, with the first time coming during its deflating second season and then again a month after its similarly rated though more regarded third season concluded, ‘The Killing’ will make a comeback on Netflix for a final six episodes.

Netflix looks to continue to pride itself on being an outlet for beloved series in need of revival or continuation. ‘The Killing’ will be the second high profile series to get its start with one network before being dumped and then snagged up by Netflix. Most notably, ‘Arrested Development’ was adopted by the online streaming service, given a fourth season, albeit seven years after it ended.

Here, ‘The Killing’ will be given half a dozen episodes to wrap up the series, presumably though not necessarily without the tighter restrictions of network TV (runtime, censorship, timed act breaks).

For those who haven’t seen any of this crime series (and this may be a slight spoiler), ‘The Killing’ at the end of its first season famously failed to solve the lone murder case that carried the show throughout its 13 episodes, much to the dismay of many viewers.

The second season continued with the same mystery and finally saw it to a resolution. The third season brought back only the two main detectives, Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, played by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman respectively, in a brand new case.

‘The Killing’ last aired in early August after 12 episodes, but has once again proven resilient. Aside from satisfying fans, this move by Netflix will only give more hope to the likely hopeless who have seen their favorite shows go by the wayside, namely all those fans petitioning to get back ‘Stargate Universe.’

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Written by: AnthonyWrites
Nov 15th, 2013, 8:04 pm

Images courtesy of AMC


Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 3:47 pm
And "The Borgias"! We need the final 4th season to complete the arc the writers originally envisaged. Come on Netflix, please do it!

Message Posted On Nov 23rd, 2013, 10:38 am
Netflix will never admit they aren't going to revive Jericho as they will lose to many subscribers. I would love to see Jericho brought back and I have been supporting the effort and paying Netflix but they haven't provided any proof of making our dream show return. We keep getting the same news we got over 1 year ago!!


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Message Posted On Nov 17th, 2013, 3:20 pm

The third series was very poor, badly written and far less intriguing than the previous seasons and I was sorely disappointed. It just does not compare anymore to the original Danish version. It did not capture any of the suspense this should be put to bed straight away without any supper


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Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2013, 6:54 pm

Excellent news for sure got ot hand it to the show it just wont lay down and for my money thats great.


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Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2013, 3:16 pm

Fantastic.  I don't stream, so I hope you have disc rentals.  Loved this show from episode one.




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Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2013, 11:16 am

Hm, wasn't expecting that one. But great news. Actually enjoyed the third season quite much as well, although I'm not much for the serial killer aspect in general.


Gonna be great with another season. Mireille Enos and especially Joel Kinnaman is definitely doing a great job with the roles, so kudos on that part :)


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Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 9:42 pm

Netflix. One word. JERICHO. You just made TV history - do it again with Jericho...

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