Netflix Sets Summer Premiere Date For ‘The Killing’

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The final season of The Killing will be hitting Netflix this Summer.

In a short 11 second promo (see below), the streaming service announced that the six episode fourth and final season of the former AMC series will unspool on Friday August 1st. The show’s final season is expected to premiere in all territories where Netflix has a presence, including the UK & Ireland, on that same date.

It’s been a rocky road for The Killing. The series, based on the Danish drama Forbrydelsen, began its life on cable network AMC but following viewer backlash to the events of the season one finale, which in turn resulted in diminished ratings for season two, the network cancelled The Killing in July 2012. Series producer Fox Television Studios then struck a deal with Netflix and AMC which saw the series return for a third season, with Netflix taking exclusive rights to said season in several territories including the UK. Despite that, AMC once again cancelled the series at the end of the third season, only for Netflix to ride to the rescue in November 2013 by ordering this fourth and final season.

The final season of The Killing, which consist of six episodes, is expected to address the events in the season two finale and will see Detectives Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) investigating a murder at an all-boys military academy just outside of Seattle. In addition to Enos and Kinnaman, regulars for season four include Joan Allen, Tyler Ross and Sterling Beaumon.