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'The Killing' Lives One Last Time For Final Season On Netflix

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 15, 2013 at 8:27PM

Oh, "The Killing." The U.S. import of the hit Scandinavian show has not gone well. First arriving in 2011, the show served up two frustrating seasons that stretched out a murder mystery, losing the interest and patience of critics and audiences, which lead to its cancellation. But it was soon revived again, with AMC and Netflix teaming up this past summer and delivering a third season that barely played to a bigger audience than the second. And once again AMC canned the show. But it seems you can't keep "The Killing" down for it has lived for yet another day.
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The Killing

Oh, "The Killing." The U.S. import of the hit Scandinavian show has not gone well. First arriving in 2011, the show served up two frustrating seasons that stretched out a murder mystery, losing the interest and patience of critics and audiences, which lead to its cancellation. But it was soon revived again, with AMC and Netflix teaming up this past summer and delivering a third season that barely played to a bigger audience than the second. And once again AMC canned the show. But it seems you can't keep "The Killing" down for it has lived for yet another day.

Netflix has swooped in and ordered a final, six-episode fourth season that will run exclusively on the streaming site—no surprise considering they have exclusive digital rights to the first three seasons too. The core creative team including creator/producer Veena Sud will be back, with Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos to return as well, as per their contracts. No word yet on when it will air or go into production, but we presume it'll hit sometime in 2014. [Deadline]

In other TV news ... Jack Black and Tim Robbins will star in the HBO dark comedy series "The Brink." The show "centers on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men. Black will play Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all, and Robbins will play Walter Hollander, the U.S. Secretary of State who has big appetites and little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room." Jay Roach will direct the pilot. [Variety]

If you're a fan of Ye Olde English, then you'll be probably be tickled to learn that Syfy is taking the famed poem "Beowulf" and turning it into a drama series. Matt Greenberg ("1408," "Seventh Son") is writing it. [Deadline]

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are giving reality TV a whirl, as they'll star alongside their family in A&E's "Wahlburgers." That's right, the family owns a growing chain of burger joints and the program "will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the family as well as their restaurant. The show finds Mark and Donnie heading back to their Boston hometown to join forces with their professed 'most talented sibling,' Paul, who serves as executive chief." Family and friends will also appear in a show that will be rubberneck viewing we're sure. [THR]

Lastly, "American Horror Story: Coven" fans will be undoubtedly pleased to know that Stevie Nicks—yes, that Stevie Nicks—has booked a mysterious guest stint on the show. Of course, details are being kept under wraps. [Variety]


This article is related to: Television, TV News, The Killing, Netflix (Streaming Platform), Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Jay Roach, Mark Wahlberg, American Horror Story, The Brink, Wahlburgers, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos


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