"The Killing" Lives to See Another Day

By Tierney Bricker
|  Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:03 AM PDT
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"The Killing" is back from the dead...again.

Netflix is set to resurrect the AMC drama, which was canceled (twice!), for a final six episode run, the streaming site announced on Friday. Though a premiere date has yet to be announced, Netflix will make all six episodes of the drama's fourth and final season available at once to subscribers.

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

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"The Killing," which wrapped its third season in August, has put off its trip to the TV graveyard before; Though AMC canceled the series after its second season, it decided to bring Veena Sud's series back. The third season debuted to 1.8 million viewers, while the finale brought in 1.5 million viewers. (To find out what happened in the finale, read E!'s recap.)

"It's a true testament to 'The Killing' creator Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show, " Fox TV Studios president David Madden said. "We're gratified that our partners at Netflix recognized this."

This is just the latest big move Netflix has made as they recently announced a partnership with Marvel that will result in four live-action superhero series that will debut in 2015. All of the series will lead up to one big miniseries event titled "The Defenders." Netflix has garnered a lot of critical praise recently for its original series "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards."

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