The Killing has been cancelled once again. Last year, AMC chose not to renew the series after its second season, but Fox Television Studios, who produced The Killing, worked hard to bring it back. There were discussions about it finding a new home all together, but ultimately, AMC did resurrect the series -- which starred Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman -- with an assist from Netflix, who were given a relatively short turnaround on exclusively being able to stream Season 3.
However, with ratings still far lower than they'd been during the show's Season 1 apex, the general "much improved" fan reaction to Season 3 wasn't enough and the end is here for Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman). AMC said in a statement, "We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing. We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."
Fox Television Studios' own statement seems to signal that they are not going to attempt to find another home for the show. "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."
Even as the show received increased criticism towards the end of Season 1 and into Season 2, Enos and Kinnaman received a ton of acclaim for their performances and the actors are now much in demand. Enos is coming off the hit World War Z this summer, while Kinnaman will play the title role in next year's RoboCop.
Source : ign[dot]com