“The Killing” was initially canceled after its second season back in July 2012 but was later un-canceled after a strong Season 3 pitch from creator Veena Sud. However, now Deadline reports that the show has been canceled again, despite a rather strong offering in its third season.
In a statement, network AMC says, “We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of ‘The Killing.’ We want to thank our great
partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary
cast and the dedicated fans who watched.
“Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of ‘The Killing.’ We’re especially gratified to have orchestrated a
unique deal with AMC for season three that included a bold partnership
with Netflix. While we would have loved to produce a fourth season for
AMC, FTVS is immensely grateful to everyone involved with this moving
series: our brilliant cast, led by Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and
season three’s Peter Sarsgaard, our stellar executive producer, Veena
Sud, a remarkable writing and producing team, and a tireless, dedicated
crew. Most of all, FTVS thanks the terrific fans of The Killing, who communicated their appreciation for the show throughout its run.”
We’ll confess to having been a fan of the show all three of its seasons. Enos and Kinnaman will be missed very much as Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder. C’mon Netflix! Pick it up for a fourth season on your streaming service!
Are you sad about the end of “The Killing”?