‘The Killing’ Revived, if Only Briefly, by Netflix
The crime drama The Killing, which was canceled last year by AMC only to be revived and then canceled again, is being resuscitated by Netflix for a six-episode miniseries billed as the fourth and final season.
“The rich, serialized storytelling in ‘The Killing’ thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send off,” Netflix’s Cindy Holland said in a statement. “We are looking forward to offering fans – both existing and new – a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”
Based on the Danish crime drama Forbrydelsen (“The Crime”), The Killing follows Seattle homicide detectives Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman), with the first two seasons following the investigation of the murder of teenager Rosie Larson — that the case wasn’t solved by the end of Season 1 remains a sore point with many viewers — and the third involving a search for a runaway that led to a string of gruesome murders for Linden’s past.