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The Killing revived for unprecedented third time

The Killing

Story by Jack Foley

THE Killing has been revived for an unprecedented third time.

Two months after being axed by AMC for the second time, the crime drama – based on Danish drama Forbrydelsen, is being resurrected for a fourth season by streaming service Netflix.

It will air six episodes, which will be billed as the series’ final season.

AMC is to have no part in the finale but series’ stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos will return, with their characters set to explore a new case.

Production is due to begin in Canada in February 2014 under the guidance of the usual writing staff and production crew.

Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, said in a statement: “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.

“We are looking forward to offering fans – both existing and new – a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”

David Madden, president of Fox TV Studios, added: “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.

“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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