The Killing will return from the dead one last time in August, this time on Netflix. And judging by the trailer for the murder mystery's final season, The Killing is as dark, deadly and rain-soaked as ever.
Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos
Netflix resurrects The Killing for one final six-episode season (its fourth) on Friday Aug. 1 (at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time). But to prep viewers who may have missed the show's run on AMC — or just need to bone up on the exploits of homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) — the streaming video service is mounting a campaign this summer for viewers to binge the show's first three seasons.
TV Guide Magazine spoke with The Killing executive producer Veena Sud about the show's transition to Netflix, how it will change next season and whether this is truly the end for the drama. Sud and Netflix also unveil a new recap video, summarizing The Killing's first three seasons, below...
The Killing's fourth and final (no, really this time) season will premiere on Netflix on August 1.
"Linden and Holder are back. #TheKillingLives," the show announced via its Twitter page Thursday.
Mireille Enos and Alan Ruck
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Sterling Beaumon; Tyler Ross; Levi Meaden
The Killing has added three series regulars for its fourth and final season, which will consist of six episodes that will air on Netflix.
The drama, which previously aired on AMC, has cast Sterling Beaumon, Levi Meaden and Tyler Ross in key roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Joan Allen, Mirielle Enos
Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen will cause trouble for The Killing's Detective Linden on the show's fourth and final season on Netflix, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Allen will guest-star in a major multi-episode arc as Margaret O'Neal, the head of an all-boys military academy that becomes entangled in this season's murder mystery...
Even though The Killing had already cheated death — or at least cancellation — once before to earn a third season reprise, no one was more surprised to hear that AMC is ending the series than star Mireille Enos...
AMC has canceled The Killing again, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
"We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing," AMC said in a statement. "We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."
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Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing
The Season 3 premiere of The Killing introduced viewers to Ray Seward, an inmate who is 30 days from being executed for brutally murdering his wife. But did he actually do it?
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Like almost every element of the show, Seward (an incredibly creepy Peter Sarsgaard) remains a mystery. The enigma surrounding the character is initially based on a series of contradictions. After bashing a prison chaplain's face in on the premiere, Seward proudly takes credit for his wife's murder and recounts in graphic detail the strength it took to kill her. But throughout the episode, Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) finds proof that suggests that Seward's wife was possibly murdered by a serial killer who's racked up more than a dozen other victims while Seward was in prison. Similarly, Seward talks about his son to manipulate a prison guard, but flatly denies having a child when being questioned by Linden.
Is it all just a series of mind games? Yes and no. "In that atmosphere, if you are not built like Vin Diesel, you've got to find a way to make somebody who looks like Vin Diesel fear you," Sarsgaard tells TVGuide.com...
[WARNING: The following story contains mild spoilers from the Season 3 premiere of AMC's The Killing. Read at your own risk.]
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To recap: After debuting to much fanfare two years ago, The Killing seemingly squandered its promise — it was to re-invent the stale crime procedural genre with a deeper, character-driven exploration of a single case — by introducing numerous (and often senseless) red herrings that kept the show's not-quite-three-dimensional heroes chasing their tails....