Netflix has exclusively secured the services of Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder for the final episodes of The Killing.
The US version of the hit Danish crime show has placed an order for the last six episodes of the fourth and concluding season.
Back in March, Netflix nabbed the third season of the show and now it’s got the final episodes locked down. While inspired by the original show Forbrydelsen, the US version of the Killing has deviated from the source material and isn’t a frame-by-frame remake.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to NetflixSeasons one and two, also available on Netflix, chronicled the Rosie Larsen case, with Linden and Holder investigating the murder of a teenage girl. Picking up one year after those events, season three followed the detectives on their search for a runaway girl, leading them to a string of murders connected to one of Linden’s previous investigations.
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix said “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. We are looking forward to offering fans – both existing and new – a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing.”
After having been cancelled twice in the US, it looks like The Killing can’t be killed off so easily. Despite poor initial ratings, it seems like a vocal fanbase has seen the show rise from the mortuary slab once more.
David Madden Fox Television Studios president said: “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.
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.”
The final season of the Danish original ended on a controversial note so it’ll be interesting to see how Fox Television Studios, who are producing the show will wrap things up.
No release dates for the final episodes of The Killing have been announced.