AMC’s crime drama The Killing was recently canceled by the network after just two seasons. However, according to Cinema Blend, the American adaptation of the critically-acclaimed Danish show could find a brand new home in the very near future. This, of course, is good news for those viewers who weren’t ready to say goodbye the series and its characters.
TV Line reports that both Netflix and DirecTV are interested in picking up the series for a third season. Not too long ago, Netflix resurrected the canceled FOX sitcom Arrested Development from its untimely primetime demise. The fourth season of the series is currently scheduled to debut on the company’s streaming service sometime next year. Additionally, Netflix made moves to resurrect both Terra Nova and The River, though it would appear that these shows are now dead in the water.
DirecTV, meanwhile, saved Friday Night Lights and the award-winning drama Damages from the depths of network cancellation. However, the company has not commented on their desire to acquire The Killing, though a spokesperson did express that DirecTV was interested in acquiring new programming. Whether or not that includes the AMC series remains to be seen.
One month prior to the show’s untimely death, The Killing co-star and Robocop leading man Joel Kinnaman told TVLine that he thought the show had legs beyond the second season.
“We’ve invested a lot in these characters and want to see how they continue their journey,” he said. “I feel like Linden and Holder [are] just [getting] started.”
Based on the Danish program Forbrydelsen, AMC’s The Killing debuted on April 3, 2011 with a two-hour premiere. Although the storyline that runs through both seasons has been wrapped up, fans of the show are still curious to experience the on-going adventures of its two central characters.
Would you continue watching The Killing if it’s picked up by either Netflix or DirecTV?