The Netflix The Killing deal has proven what a difference maker the online streaming company is – at least in the world of television. It really started with their revival of the cult favorite Arrested Development, bringing it back from the dead in a format that no one had really seen before. After a number of original series proved successful, they picked up no less than five Marvel properties, stealing them right away from the Disney owned Hulu Plus.
Now, the news of the new Netflix The Killing resurrection.
Basically, much like shows like Arrested Development, Jericho and most of Joss Whedon’s properties, The Killing was a critical darling that was cancelled due to low numbers. It was not just cancelled once, but twice by AMC – a network usually uninterested so much in the ratings numbers that ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS put all their stock into.
AMC cancelled The Killing after the second season, but brought it back for one more before cancelling it again. In the first two seasons, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman portrayed two Seattle homicide detectives investigating a specific murder. The Killing was based on the Danish drama Forbrydelsen. In the third season, they tracked a serial killer.
All three of the seasons are available on Netflix and now they plan on making sure that the show ends the way it should in a six episode 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 vice president Cindy Holland said in a statement.
The Netflix The Killing final season’s release date has not been announced yet.
Source: USA Today