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'The Killing' revived for final season by Netflix

'The Killing' revived for final season by Netflix © AMC / 'The Killing' 'The Killing' revived for final season by Netflix

By Tim Kenneally

There just doesn't seem to be any way to put "The Killing" in the grave.

The series, which has twice been canceled by AMC, will now receive a six-episode final season on Netflix, the company said Friday.

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"The rich, serialized storytelling in 'The Killing' thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send off," Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland said. "We are looking forward to offering fans – both existing and new – a series that we know is perfectly suited for on-demand viewing."

Netflix has played a critical part in the show's history. After "The Killing" was canceled following its second season, the show was revived via a deal between Netflix and AMC.

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Based on the Danish series "Forbrydelsen," "The Killing" follows various murder investigations led by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman).

While the first two seasons revolved around the Rosie Larsen case, the third season followed Linden and Holder on their search for a runaway girl, leading them to discover a gruesome string of murders that connected to a previous investigation by Linden.

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