'The Killing' Has Yet Another Life — On Netflix

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Altogether improbably, The Killing, the show which survived death, is being revived again this time for a season on Netflix. 

Yes, even after the show was cancelled back in September by AMC, it has been given another chance by Netflix. The streaming service ordered a six-episode limited series that, according to a release, will in fact be the final season. Sure, we believe that. Now, that's not entirely a bad thing. Our Richard Lawson wrote in August that the show "earned" another season. Still, it's life is sort of astonishing. 

The show was perhaps most notorious for leaving the central question of its debut season—"Who Killed Rosie Larsen?"—unsolved until the second season, leaving viewers and critics who watched the first season finale outraged.  It was cancelled after its second season by AMC but then revived by that same network for a third go-round in January, after talk had started swirling about it being picked up by Netflix. 

Now, Netflix truly is its savior. Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, the show's two leads, have long-term contracts, Nellie Andreeva at Deadline writes, so they'll be back too. 

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