It's been one of the streaming giant's most popular acquisItions to date so it's no surprise to hear that Netflix has only gone and ordered a fourth and final limited season that will serve as a conclusion for The Killing.
6 exclusive new episodes will bring the series back for an epic conclusion, and will be available only to Netflix streaming members to watch instantly in all Netflix territories.
Those of you who love Scandinavian Drama will know that show is based on Danish smash hit Forbydelsen, and follows various murder investigations led by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman). Seasons one and two chronicled the Rosie Larsen case, with Linden and Holder investigating the murder of a teenage girl. Picking up one year after the close of that investigation, season three followed the detectives on their search for a runaway girl, leading them to discovery a gruesome string of murders that connected to a previous investigation by Linden.
"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."
“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" David Madden, the president of Fox Television Studios, added. "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."