Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Final Season of ‘The Killing’
The final season of “The Killing” will premiere on Netflix on August 1, 2014.
Created by Veena Sud, the crime drama has had an interesting history with Netflix. After being canceled after two seasons on AMC, Netflix swooped in to save the show. The streaming company agreed to pay a premium to have earlier access to a proposed third season after the season finale had aired on AMC. This allowed AMC to save costs and greenlight a third season.
Only for the show to be canceled again due to less-than-stellar ratings for season three.
That said, Netflix has said in the past that the show performs well on its service, which was enough grounds for it to resurrect the program, again, for a fourth and final season.
The new crop of episodes (six hour-long episodes) will be available in every Netflix territory — as is the case with most of the shows that Netflix calls as “originals.”
The show is executive produced by Sud and Mikkel Bondesen of Fabrik Entertainment. Kristen Campo serves as co-executive producer for Fabrik. It’s based on the Danish television series “Forbrydelsen.”Tags: AMC, Mireille Enos, Netflix, The Killing, Veena Sud