This Year's Most Unjustly Cancelled Show Is Getting Another Season On Netflix

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This Year's Most Unjustly Cancelled Show Is Getting Another Season On Netflix

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | November 18, 2013 | Comments ()

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If you had told me last year that AMC had cancelled The Killing* I would have said “you’re damn right.” What an irritating morass that second season was. But the third season? As we tried to tell you all summer, the third season of The Killing was amazing. Between an amazing Lecter-ish turn from Peter Sarsgaard, the amazing young actors they hired to play Seattle street kids and a deeply personal case, the show absolutely nailed it in the third season. And they cancelled it anyway. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?

Netflix, in their ineffable, infinite wisdom, have decided to give the show a fourth season. Even better? The fourth season is only going to be a trim six episodes. That should cut down on some of the excessively grim rain shots and tighten the focus on Holder and Linden. Those of you who watched last season will be glad for the closure for Linden’s plot especially.

Those of you who are not invested in The Killing? Ah this is where you praise the resurrection powers of Netflix generally and speculate wildly about some of your other favorite shows coming back. I won’t say it, I’ll just let you dream for yourselves.


*Yeah, yeah, they technically did.

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  • Jifaner

    Best damn news all day.

  • e jerry powell

    Misty Day goes to Denmark the Pacific Northwest!

  • Uriah_Creep

    I'm not sure what that means, but I'm all for it.

  • e jerry powell

    It's a mashup!

    Misty Day and her power of resurgence!
    "The Killing" was originally a Danish show!
    Now the American version isn't dead anymore!

    My brain was reaching. Sometimes I miss.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Yeah, that reference went about 10 feet over my head, but I always like a Misty Day reference.

  • e jerry powell

    Sometimes I go there because I remember that Edina Monsoon is a die hard fan of "Forbrydelson," so much so that she dreamed of Sarah Lund in Danish, with Sofie Gråbøl as a special guest star.

  • LexieW

    Wait, what? Someone's excited about this? The Killing is that weird cross-section of immaculate acting and production, but a dumb-as-rocks plot. I just finished seasons 1 - 3 on Netflix, and the end of Season 3 cemented it for me - I'm done. I can't do it anymore. I won't spoil anything for anyone, but the final clue that gave away the killer in season 3? SERIOUSLY?! I'm out.

  • laylaness

    Just started binge-ing on this on the old 'Flix. I'm a few eps into S2, so I'm glad to hear S3 gets goooooood.

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  • Eva

    Soooo can I just skip season 2 and pick back up at season 3?

  • Skeletor

    Well, season 2 does resolve the Rosie Larson plot line.. which can be spoiled for you at request easily enough, but to be honest, season 2 is much improved from season 1..
    Season 1 went the red herring route, where 2 goes more the Russian doll (this lead leads to an even bigger lead, etc) and is thus much more satisfying. Some good cliffhangers, and a decent conclusion to the mystery.
    Season 3 is kickass though. It's about *mild spoilers* the case that traumatized Linden in the years before S1.

  • MayorChapStick76

    Season 3 is good right up until the last episode.

  • amylu

    My thoughts exactly!

  • Eva

    Hmmmm, well you sold me. Thanks!!

  • Skeletor

    No worries. I think you'll enjoy!

  • InternetMagpie

    You spelled "Happy Endings" wrong, Jo!

  • Guest

    I'd have said she spelled D.T.T.B.I.A. 23 wrong but yeah H.P. too.

  • Bob Genghis Khan

    Holding out for a live action Denver: The Last Dinosaur. C'mon Netflix, you know you wanna.

  • Uriah_Creep


  • Aaron Schulz

    Damn you, now i have that theme stuck in my head, although i would watch the hell out of that show on netflix

  • Sara_Tonin00

    is that the "he's my friend and a whole lot more" song?

  • Aaron Schulz

    yeah, its still in my head to

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I have NO recollection of ever watching this show. If you'd ask me to name 1000 tv shows, it wouldn't be on my list. And yes when I saw the name of it, that song popped into my head. It clearly has a life of its own.

  • Brian Merritt

    Very excited about this.

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