Netflix sets 'The Killing's' final-season premiere

"The Killing," the cop series that wouldn't stay dead, will return for its final season on Netflix on Aug. 1. For those who remain skeptical, this is really the end.

The series, which began on AMC in 2011, stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Seattle homicide detectives whose lives play second fiddle to their all-consuming murder investigations that span entire seasons. 

"The Killing" was canceled after its second season, but Fox Television Studios sought out a deal with Netflix, prompting AMC to share costs and agree to air a third season. 

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After the third season, AMC once again canceled the series. But Netflix picked it up for a fourth and final season of six episodes.

The third season ended on a cliffhanger, so the final six episodes will presumably focus on wrapping up the turbulant events in the main detectives' lives after their most recent case.


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