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Netflix picks up a fourth season of The Killing, the show that cannot be killed

Netflix is giving the somewhat-loved crime drama The Killing a fourth season, taking the show over from AMC—a network that already canceled The Killing twice. (After the first cancellation, The Killing was rescued by way of a joint distribution deal with AMC and Netflix.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has ordered six new episodes that it will bill as the show’s “final season,” operating under the delusion that this adequate thriller will ever cease to exist. Netflix released the news late on a Friday afternoon, suggesting that the online service acquired The Killing during a late-night original-entertainment bender and is now trying to keep its drunk-dial dealings as quiet as possible. It is essentially the same scenario that led to Netflix’s acquisition of Derek.


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