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Netflix had long been linked to AMC’s plans to revive The Killing, but the streaming company finally committed to the project, signing exclusive streaming rights after it airs.
The Killing had been cancelled last summer after season two drew disappointing ratings, but in the fall, AMC, Netflix and producer 20th Century Fox TV began talking about reviving the show for a third season. In January, AMC officially picked it up, with actors Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman both returning. Last month, Peter Sarsgaard was cast as the villain.
Finally on Thursday, Netflix re-entered the picture, signing a deal to stream the season after it airs, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Killing’s first two seasons will also be available for streaming to get fans caught up and bring in new viewers.
“Our agreement with Netflix played an extremely significant part in the studio's strategy that enabled us to bring The Killing back for a third season," Fox Television Studios President David Madden said in a statement.
Season three will be available for U.S. and Canada Netflix subscribers three months after the finale airs on AMC. Subscribers in other countries will also get access to The Killing as part of the deal.