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Netflix gets exclusive streaming deal for “The Killing” season 3

The third season of hit US drama The Killing will be available exclusively on Netflix to its subscribers in the UK.

Each episode will be available within one week after its US premiere, making The Killing available to members much sooner than other popular American TV programmes. Also the complete second season will be available for members to watch instantly from May 2, 2013.

“We’re excited to offer our members each new episode of season three of The Killing within a week of its U.S. premiere on television,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix. “The Killing is a terrific serial drama and we know our members love these high-quality programmes.”

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Read more about NetflixAs well as Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, the cast will be joined by Peter Sarsgaard, who has appeared in films such as JarheadShattered Glass and Garden State.

The critically acclaimed drama, based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen, follows various murder investigations led by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman).

After the close of the Rosie Larsen case, covered over the first two seasons of the series, season three picks up a year later, with Linden no longer a detective.

When ex-partner Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.

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