'The Killing' Gets Netflix Release Date for Final Season
After twice being resurrected, the beginning of the end is finally set for ‘The Killing.'
Netflix, which picked up the crime drama after the second time it was canceled by AMC, announced today that the fourth and abbreviated final season of the ‘The Killing’ will drop on Aug. 1, nearly a year since it last aired.
The streaming service picked up the series after it was canned by AMC following a poorly-rated third season, and will release all six episodes of its final run at once in standard Netflix fashion.
The last mystery for partners Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) will revolve around a murder at an all-male military school located outside of Seattle. Among those added to the cast are actress Frances Fisher, who will assume the role of Linden’s estranged mother, as well as actors Sterling Beaumon, Levi Meaden, and Tyler Ross.
Joan Allen has also enlisted on the final season, portraying Margaret O’Neal, the stern head of the academy and a figure that slowly rises to become antagonistic towards Detective Linden.
‘The Killing,’ adapted from a Danish program, was canceled the first time after its second season, only to be brought back and axed again a month after the third season concluded.
As Netflix likes to do, they’ve offered a short video that sums up the meat of the announcement, which you can watch below.