The Killing could yet find life after AMC.
The possibility of the axed AMC serial continuing elsewhere was mooted last month, but things have seemingly developed since then with Fox TV Studios, producers of The Killing, reported to be in early conversations with both Netflix and DirecTV about the possibility of picking up a third season of the rain-swept series. TV Line were first to break the news.
Admittedly, The Killing doesn’t strike me as having much story left to tell, at least in terms of the central mystery, after the trunk on the Rosie Larsen case was slammed shut at the end of Season 2. That being said, a third season would likely be a reboot, of sorts, so the story could continue through detectives Linden and Holder and their journey/another ongoing investigation.
While Netlfix has so far declined to comment, DirecTV offered the following:
“We are constantly having conversations about bringing new shows to Audience Network, and we do take a look at everything that is available, but we haven’t made any decisions this summer in regards to new programming.”
Netflix, who are reviving canceled serial-comedy Arrested Development, circled but ultimately passed on Fox’s failed Terra Nova and ABC’s ship-wracked The River. DirecTV, meanwhile, brought Friday Night Lights and Damages back from the outskirts of seriable heaven.
We’ll keep you posted should The Killing display further signs of rising from the dead.