AMC Cancels THE KILLING After Three Seasons
TVGuide has confirmed that AMC has canceled The Killing after three seasons. The drama was originally canceled in 2012 but was saved by a last minute agreement between AMC, FOX Television and Netflix.
The show's third season finale, which aired in August, delivered 1.5 million viewers, up from the 1.4 million of the second season finale. However its overall average for total viewers fell short of Season 2 with 1.53 million vs. its sophomore season with 1.65 million.
Fox Television studios, which produces the show, said in a statement: "Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of The Killing. We're especially gratified to have orchestrated a unique deal with AMC for season three that included a bold partnership with Netflix.
While we would have loved to produce a fourth season for AMC, FTVS is immensely grateful to everyone involved with this moving series: our brilliant cast, led by Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and season three's Peter Sarsgaard, our stellar executive producer, Veena Sud, a remarkable writing and producing team, and a tireless, dedicated crew. Most of all, FTVS thanks the terrific fans of The Killing, who communicated their appreciation for the show throughout its run."
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