Netflix announced Friday it has made a deal with Fox Television Studios to resurrect the crime drama again.
AMC cancelled the series after its second season, then brought it back after talks between the studio and Netflix. AMC aired the third season this summer but axed it again in September.
The six-episode Netflix season will presumably be the final season. The first three seasons are now available on Netflix.
"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," said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix. "We are looking forward to offering fans--both existing and new--a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing."
Netflix previously revived "Arrested Development" for a fourth season. Like that show, the main cast members of "The Killing" will return. Stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman have signed on to play homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, respectively. Showrunner Veena Sud is also back.
"It's a true testament to ‘The Killing' creator Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show," said David Madden, president of Fox Television Studios. "We're gratified that our partners at Netflix recognized this, and are giving us the opportunity to complete the story in a way that will be satisfying to our loyal audience."
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