We FINALLY have a premiere date for the final season of “The Killing.” Netflix has announced that the drama series will return on the streaming service on August 1.
“The Killing” was originally a series on AMC until it was cancelled (twice.) Last year after what fans thought was the final season, Netflix chose to resurrect the series for a fourth season to tie up the story and give closure to the intense series.
The series is set in Seattle, Washington and follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder. The first two seasons featured an overarching storyline of the murder of a young girl while the third season a year after the case when Holder uncovers a string of murders connected to the previous cases.
AMC originally canceled the TV show, starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, after Season 2, with viewership dropping toward the end of a strong initial season because fans were frustrated with where the murder-mystery plot did — and didn’t — go. While many thought Season 3 of The Killing was creatively better and more intriguing, the numbers still didn’t hold up for AMC to continue the series, and so entered Netflix.
Like other Netflix shows, it appears all-new episodes for the entire season will drop at the same time this summer. The series creator/executive producer Veena Sud also will return for Season 4 with Enos and Kinnaman.