The Killing: Season 4

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The Killing’s third season wrapped filming here in Vancouver just last week with a last day in the studio.

Currently, as of writing this post we’re on episode six of the popular AMC drama which airs every Sunday night. Talk inevitably turn to “will we get another season?” whenever a show wraps filming. In the case of Continuum, we found out just before they wrapped filming the second season that a third was on the way.

We haven’t heard anything from AMC or the show’s creators if there will be another case for Linden and Holder to work on. Both lead actors are very busy pursuing movie careers right now with Mireille Enos currently staring alongside Brad Pitt in World War Z and Joel Kinnaman taking on the role of Alex Murphy in the upcoming RoboCop remake.

Will they want to make another season?

We have to remember that AMC made the decision to not renew the show after the second season, with FOX Television, the owners of the show, saying they were going to offer The Killing to other interested networks. There was mention that AMC decided to bring it back after a deal with Netflix to help fund the production of the show.

Incidentally, in the UK, Netflix has the exclusive rights to the third season of The Killing and airs them the day after they air in the US.

Ratings for The Killing’s first two seasons weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either. They did lose a lost of viewers for the second season of the show however, possibly due to the ending of the first season. I guess people thought they’d find out who killed Rosie Larsen at the end of season one, but it didn’t happen that way and people didn’t want to have to wait another season.

For the third season of The Killing they’ve done things differently. Veena Sud, the showrunner has said that we will find out who the killer is during the season. It follows a whole new investigation, although it does have ties to a case that Linden worked on prior to the Rosie Larsen case.

Things are looking good for the show currently. Viewing figures are steady and there’s a lot of talk about the show on social network site Twitter. Hopefully this all counts towards a decision for a fourth season. I personally would love to see the cast and crew back for a fourth season. It’s only of the few TV shows that we actually look forward to watching every week. So, what would it take to get a fourth season?

How much of a say do Netflix have in the whole process is something I’d like to know. Are they just paying for the rights to air the show or are they part of the production process?

I would love to hear what you guys think, so leave a comment and let’s get a discussion going.

91 Responses

  1. I’m a big fan of “The Killing,” and I have been since the premiere when Rosie Larsen’s youthful but lifeless body was found in the trunk of a car submerged in a lake. I’m also a fan of the season 1 finale and the “cliffhanger seen around the world.” It was original for a crime procedural, created suspense, and prolonged an intriguing case. Not only was it revealed that Councilman Richmond was framed for Rosie’s murder, but one of the main character’s morality was called into question. Here’s the logic for those who didn’t watch season 2:

    1. I wanted to know who killed Rosie Larsen.
    2. I didn’t find out who killed Rosie Larsen in the season 1
    finale.
    3. I’m impatient and angry because I wanted to know who
    killed Rosie Larsen.
    4. I’m not going to watch season 3 to find out who killed
    Rosie Larsen because I’m angry that I didn’t already find
    out because I really wanted to know.
    READ: IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION OR NONE
    AT ALL

    Although I’m glad that “The Killing” is back on, I’m disappointed that Sud is changing some of the show’s style to accommodate viewers used to shows like “CSI” or “Law and Order,” where a bunch of men argue about whose dick is the biggest while a focused woman solves the case by the end of the episode. I think that to stay on the air, Sud will have to balance appeasing these viewers by imitating some elements of other crime procedurals and also by staying original, keeping the audience guessing, and stand behind Linden as the most human of detectives on television.

    • kxiii says:

      ….It was her aunt, but she didn’t know Rosie was the girl in the trunk at the time, but knew later and kept it secret due to not wanting to go to jail, was very sad :(

  2. Tal says:

    I want to mention that there’s a lot of talk about the show also on Facebook! We have a fans page of the show, and we are parters of another fans page that has over 700 likes and is currently the largest fans page for The Killing on Facebook AND Twitter! We also have a petition for season 4 of The Killing, which you can sign on it here: https://www.change.org/petitions/renew-the-killing-for-season-4

  3. Holder's Cigarette says:

    Ah, I hope they renew it! We need a 4th season. I was searching all around Google for the latest news on Killing renewals, and this seems to be the place.

    I really like this season, and I think I know who the killer is. But I won’t say, sorry. My friend thinks Linden is one hot woman, he has a huge crush on her. I prefer Carol from Walking Dead, myself. Anyway, thanks for the update and congrats to Vancouver, and all of Canada… for being awesome.

  4. Rebecca Nelson says:

    I LOVE THE KILLING. I just want to say that The Killing is one of the best shows that I have watched in a very long time!! I give it 5 stars. I really hope that they chose to make a fourth season. I know it would be a HUGE hit!! (:

    • Cheryl says:

      I think The Killing is without a doubt one of the very best TV shows on today. The relationship between Linden and Holder is so complex but so pure. It is one for the history books. Their acting is award worthy. And the show is not predictable. Solving these cases and giving peace to families and some kind of justice to the families is their life. And you see first hand the good and the bad of that complete immerse meant. Number one they want to put the bad guy away. You can see their intelligence and the processes and frustrations they go through to find the BAD guy. Sometimes there is more than one.

      I think they’ve added some great new characters and they’re all well developed. I really hope it gets renewed for a fourth season. Looking back I think The Killing will go down as one of the all time greats. And the Partnership between Linden and Holder is something you see maybe once a generation!!! It stands up with all the greats!!! I look forward to Sunday evenings because of it.

  5. barb says:

    I love this show and look forward to seeing it. I am sooo hoping for a season 4.

  6. Gillian Upton says:

    I LOVE the third season way more than the seasons 1 & 2. AMC, you better renew my favorite show for SEASON 4!

  7. Kittie says:

    Totally.. Would love to see a fourth, fifth and 6th season our family loves this show and would love to get others watching… I so love the thought of who did it… So yes would love for the seasons and different cases to keep it up.

  8. Jiggidyjam says:

    I love the killing. It’s so much better than 99% of all this shit that’s on tv now days. If it doesnt return for season 4 amc will never be on in my household ever again. I don’t care what my gf promises to give me.

  9. robert says:

    The American version of The Killing is nothing compared to the original Danish mini series. The whole atmosphere is lost from the Danish production.

  10. betsy shipley says:

    I look forward to each episode since this is one of the smartest dramas currently on tv although I have fallen in love with the Danish series Borgen on PBS.
    I have enjoyed the interaction between Holder and Linden and their acting is fantastic. How about a letter to the president of AMC? He was just interviewed on Charlie Rose the other day and he thinks his network carries the best shows. Anyway just a thought and I look forward to the next 2 Sundays.

  11. Alice N. says:

    Would love to see a fourth (and more) season(s) of The Killing, my absolute favorite show on TV! Everyone that I know that watches the show can’t wait to tune in weekly! Please, please give us more seasons!

  12. Pual says:

    I really hope we see a fourth season, especially after a stellar third season (even though I’m mad as hell that they killed… well, i don’t want to spoil anything.

    On an unrelated note, your font really sucks on this page and hurts my eyes as well as my feelings.

  13. Lisa Miller says:

    I would love to see a fourth season! It’s one of the few “good” shows on TV!

  14. Zia says:

    Love this show!! Have rewatched season 1 and need to see some of 3. But there MUST be a season 4!!!!!!

  15. Mark Taylor says:

    would like to see a 4th season but if that is not possible due to big screen career ambitions then hey, let’s take it to the big screen for a trilogy.

  16. I really like The Killing. It’s dark and very differant from any other show on TV. I think the show is starting to get better and better, especially that Linden and Holder are starting to bond as detectives. I think the story lines are great, keeps you involved and wondering what’s next. I hope AMC keeps The Killing going, but if it doesn’t, then hopefully another network pick it up, a network that I can continue to watch it for more season to come!!!! I can’t wait till Sunday nights to see what is going to happen in the case at hand. Please AMC keep it running, or another network please pick it up for fans like me.

  17. Kris M says:

    You have to make a season 4. Love this show! It’s great.
    We need to think of ways to get new viewers. You see it once, you will be hooked forever.
    AMC please continue this program.

  18. elli says:

    Love to see a forth season..live in sweden and over here its very popular among my friends, that joel is in it is just a bonus ;)))

  19. Tom says:

    I really like how Seattle, though filmed in Vancouver, is integrated into the story line. It adds to the mood and I for one hope there is a season four.

  20. Tina says:

    i love the show and i really hope there is a season 4 but only if its with holder and linden in it as they are a great team, this show is great.

  21. Debbie says:

    PLEASE RENEW THE KILLING FOR A SEASON 4!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SHOW

  22. kerry says:

    I love this show, please, please renew!!

  23. elise sheldon says:

    this is one of, if not the best, crime drama on tv.. please consider continuing ‘ the killing’ for future seasons..

  24. Cheyene says:

    What is going to happen to Linden? Will Holden say it was self defense? Will they get the bodies from the lake? There has to be a season four.

  25. Gail says:

    LOVE The Killing…gotta have season 4!! Just watched the season 3 finale and couldn’t believe all the plot twists!!! Great show and hope for more Linden and Holder!!!!

  26. Luke K. says:

    This is the best crime mystery thriller on T.V.

    After Breaking Bad, I consider this my other obsession must see show. If it doesn’t get renewed for season 4, I’ll be very frustrated!

  27. Hat says:

    Bar none this third season was superb with the ending a real twist and worth the wait. Exceptional acting from all in the cast best detective show on tv. Have another season like this and it will be a real treat

  28. richiev says:

    There has to be a forth season. I think something involving mayorRichmond would be fantastic. The meeting he had early in the morning at the end of season2 shows his hands are not the cleanest. Also, I must know what happens to Sarah and how proving the case works out. Please let there be a forth season!!

  29. Trudence says:

    Please renew the Killing. It is one or the best show on tv

  30. Livia says:

    Must renew!! I cannot let go of these characters and all their many untold stories. AMC, sell the show to Netflix! Then I can get the whole fourth season, at once, and binge watch. :D
    It’s the future of series… embrace it.

  31. Agnes says:

    The Killing is my absolute fav show. i just love it! pls we need a season 4 for sure. we need to see what will happen to Linden after killing the serial killer/cop.

  32. shelly says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Killing!!! I was right with Lt. Skinner being the serial killer this season ; very subtle…well done. Please bring the show back for a 4th season. I ‘m addicted to that gorgeous Swede Kinnanan!

  33. shelly says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Killing!!! Please bring this series back for another season. I ‘m addicted to that gorgeous Swede Kinnaman. Would love to see something hot & heavy between Linden and Holder. Great job cast and crew…finale was worth all the suspense of waiting.
    Shelly

  34. Lucia Vega says:

    I enjoyed every part of this show, as I did with the European original series. I wasn’t expecting to like it so much after falling in love with the powerful storyline and original cast of the “Forbrydelsen” show but it did the trick for me. I was glued. The development of the characters was superb, the rhythm exciting and the twists kept you interested through out. The truth is that sites like IMDB which I have always favored didn’t even mention the show in their weekend picks! I even wrote to them to make them notice…I would be disappointed if a season 4 doesn’t happen.

  35. ChelseaR says:

    I’m so addicted to The Killing. I came across season 1 on Netflix one day & after watching the first episode I couldn’t stop. My boyfriend also got hooked on it, when season 1 ended, season 2 was not on Netflix yet so we had to buy it off of itunes (very well worth it). Now season 3 just ended last night and there must be a season 4, I’m left with so many unanswered questions. The Killing is without a doubt one of my favorite shows, as well as my boyfriends. We got a few friends into it also. Cannot wait for a season 4!!!

  36. Mary Tisdale says:

    I love “The Kiiling” and I have watched it every week since the beginning. I saw the finale episode of season 3 this past Sunday and I want more. What will happen to Sarah after she killed Skinner? Wil Skinner be acknowledged as the killer of all 17 victims ? How will that happen? What will Holders role be? Will he stand by Sarah? Come on people, let’s get the show on the road and have a season 4!

  37. Rhonda says:

    I really hope they continue with a season 4 of The Killing. The ending was definitely a cliffhanger for season 3. But that is not the reason specifically for the need of a season 4. The cast and the way the show is written is fantastic. By the time the end of the hour is done, I cannot wait for it to be Sunday again! Holder and Linden are a great team, and I am rooting them on!

  38. Kelley says:

    I will be so upset if they do not have another season if the killing. The way they left it is such a crime. What happens to Sarah? Plus Holder is funny and sexy as Hell. If there was a site to vote to keep it going i would vote a million times. It is a great show.

  39. Matheus says:

    Well, i want to say this tv shows its the only that makes my hands and feet cold and makes my heart beat faster than usual. I never felt this before by a tv show, so, please! Lets give the attention that The Killing needs.

  40. Kylie says:

    I’m a huge fan and I think leaving the season without an answer would just be aweful. I love the suspense it gives and I just think its an excellent written show, I will be very upset if I don’t see more in the future. I would like to know what happened to Kalli.

  41. Jason says:

    LOVE THIS SHOW hands down one of the BEST SHOWS ON TELEVISION–EXCELLENT ACTING–GREAT LEAD ACTORS–who are humble and have great chemistry together–the acting is worth emmy nominations—Peter Sarsgaard was amazing as well–VERY TALENTED ACTOR—IT WOULD BEHOOVE AMC TO RENEW THE KILLLING FOR A FEW MORE SEASONS at least–

  42. Chloe says:

    Love all 3 seasons of The Killing! Season 3 was amazing though the twists were awesome I really hope that there’s a season 4 PEASE!!! It’s my number 1 favorite tv show!

  43. diann f says:

    please renew the killing. The two lead actors and their characters are just too good to put on a shelf. Promote the show more and you will have your audiance. A lot of people dont realize its back on. One of the best shows on AMC.

  44. Terry Halbert says:

    We love the show. Suspense and gore aside, can’t think of one that does a better job of building a sense of who the main characters and of what is the relationship between them. PLEASE bring back Sarah and Holder.

  45. Joni says:

    Would love to see more of Holder and Linden. They are a great match. So different from other shows on. Please bring it back!!!

  46. Alexandre says:

    please!! Season 4….

  47. hanna says:

    this show is absolutely amazing! it would be the stupidest decision not to make a season 4!!! i dont think i would be the only one to think that way either. the killing is so addicting, i have watched the past 3 seasons in less than a month now, and it is by far my favorite show ive ever seen! im lost without it now, there neeeeds to be another season or ill be very upset to say the least!

  48. James says:

    As a viewer in the UK, I’d just like to add that the process of Netflix airing the show without it being on a network here has worked really well. I think it’s the first time they’ve done it (at least here), and people are still watching and talking about it. Channel 4 in the UK used to show it, but I think the viewing figures have actually increased with Netflix exclusivity. A great show, hope there’s a fourth season.

  49. Kenisha says:

    Please bring The Killing back, or sell the to another television production the show is worth a forth and fifth season, this show can spiral out to a into many great ways! Do you need more writers.

    • Kenisha says:

      Please bring The Killing back, or sell the show to another television production the show is worth a forth and fifth season, this show can spiral out into many great ways! Do you need more writers.

  50. Linda says:

    Excellent show! Linden & Holder a great team. Really enjoyed this season. The Killing should definitely have a season 4. Writing and acting exceptional.

  51. Slyk Dylyrd says:

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE……DO NOT CANCEL THE KILLING!!! With all the unadulterated crap that proliferates the airwaves today, the least you can do is provide one thought provoking, well written, and superbly acted drama! This show has so many elements in it that make it unique and relevant. Surely, there are enough of us out here that are up to the challenge of making the show profitable. Hell, I’ll buy stock in the network that carries it!!

  52. Cheryl R says:

    Agree completely with Linda – I have been a fan since Season 1 and got her started watching Season 1 reruns. Every season gets better than the last – there has to be a 4th!

  53. luke says:

    Please give us season 4!!!. Amazing show!!! Great to see such a realistic show out there, that portrays real, human emotions.
    unbelievable acting, great characters and chemistry.
    Best show out there at the moment.

    • Dawn says:

      I totally agree…to much fake drama out there and the killing has so much real life ups and downs. I can’t imagine someone could start watching and not get hooked! Season 4 is a must do!

  54. jepps says:

    I absolutely love this show. It is intense! Linden is intense and Holder is the man as far as I am concerned. Please renew this show . It is absolutley the best show on tv and something to look forward to.

  55. Lisa says:

    Love the show and really hope it returns for a 4th season!

  56. Ian says:

    My fellow Brits will probably string me up for writing this; most of the best TV shows over the past 10 to 15 years have been coming out of the US. The West Wing, The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad (probably one of the greatest TV shows of all time), Mad Men – to name a few. Albeit, The Killing is based on the fantastic Forbrydelsen, it is brilliant in its own right.

    I will be gutted if they don’t renew the series for a fourth time. I would like to know how the execution of Skinner impacts on Linden and her relationship with Holder. Enos is quietly one of the best actors on TV, less of her on screen is a Bad Thing.

    Series 4 must happen!

  57. Aras says:

    4 more years! :D I need to know that Holder and Linden are each others soul mates :) they could cure each other!

  58. debbie and charlie says:

    Just finished watching last show..One of the best shows on TV. Please give us another season!

  59. debbie and charlie says:

    best show on tv.

  60. Teresa says:

    I absolutely LOVE The Killing!!!!! Can’t wait until season 4!

  61. cecconit says:

    just for season 3 episode 10 … it was awesome, that’s deserve a season 4 !

  62. Danielle says:

    Love the show all three seasons can’t wait for the four…I think they left every season wanting you to want more….I would love to see Lindin and holder together. Her son loves him!

  63. Jamie says:

    I LOVE The Killing! It is one of my favorite shows. Holder and Linden are awesome. Hope it returns for a 4th season!

  64. Donna says:

    I have to admit that when Season 1 aired it didn’t peak my interest but then I happened onto an episode and I was hooked. I would have marathons at home and watch it on my Kindle during lunch at work. I was able to get my sister hooked on it too. The ending of Season 3 surprised me, I didn’t see that one coming. Great job to the writers!!

    PLEASE, please let there be a Season 4.

  65. Lynn M says:

    This has been my favorite show since Season 1 first aired. It also has been the only show I watch religiously. I can’t miss one episode. I purchased it from Netflix and am so excited when the very next day I can download it. I also got my husband hooked on it. I will be extremely disappointed if we don’t get Season 4. I am a true and loyal fan!

  66. Gerry and Bryan says:

    ……love,love,love the Killing….can’t wait for season 4…..love Holder and Linden……

  67. Karen says:

    I just love this show. Its about the only thing worth watching…Please bring it back for a 4th season.

  68. Deborah says:

    The Killing is my favorite show. I love it! I am looking forward to Season 4!!!

  69. Cheryl says:

    OMG.. The BEST show on TV!!! Has to go onto Season 4. The actors, the storylines. Everything is GREAT!!! Just had that the season is so short? Need to make this show twice as long, not a weekly, but 6 months on and six months off would be great. Can’t wait!

  70. Dawn says:

    I just want to say that I loved the show. All seasons so far. They have done a get job with the cast selection, its as tho you can see into the actors souls. They are so believable. Anyway, I don’t usually give input on t.v. shows, but I think it would be a shame to not see a season 4 come of the Killing. Again I just love it…and would suggest it to anyone, It seems it would appeal to you and old alike.

  71. Melea says:

    I enjoyed the 3rd season of the Killing. the main characters are awesome. My friends and I would like to see a 4th season and many more with Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.

  72. Christie says:

    I hope The Killing comes back because Linden & Holder are great together. The show needs to go back to the S1&2 premise. I liked that way better than S3. The characters were real to me. I didn’t care for all the teens in S3. Grown ups do watch the show.

  73. Vicky says:

    I love that series. It is the only thing that I will rush home to see!

  74. Teresa and Johnny says:

    We love the Killing and want more seasons of it it is a great show

  75. Robin says:

    I found out about this show a couple of weeks ago. I watched the first two seasons on Netflix, and just finished season three by purchasing it on Amazon. This is one of the best shows on television! In a normal crime drama, I can usually pick out the killer within the first few minutes of the show. But this show has so many twists and turns, I couldn’t figure out “who dun it”! Can’t wait for season 4!!

  76. patricia says:

    just the best drama ever the characters are fabulous and well cast. please keep this show going.

  77. Brenda says:

    My daughter and I watched the first season on Netflix and could hardly wait for the 2nd season. When Netflix added the 2nd season we watched all of the episodes in one day. Then we added more channels to our cable and were able to watch season 3. We can’t wait for the next season so please don’t give on it yet.

  78. Ashlyn DAVIS says:

    PLEASSE COME BACK THE KILLING SEASON 4 LOVE IT<3

  79. jamalcomix says:

    My my wife and I are big addicts to this show, we couldnt wait for netflix to air the 3d season, we had to watch it somewhere else.
    the acting is fantasic i hope there will be a 4th season

    Cheers from Canada

  80. Susan Williams says:

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back The Killing for a 4th Season….One of my favorite shows on TV–love the characters, acting, the style of the show. If AMC passes,please shop around for another network or maybe Netflix?????

  81. UK Fan says:

    Really do hope that the Killing manages to make a 4th season… hopefully Netflix have had a positive response/audience size and that this translates to them taking the reigns…. seems they’re the most forward-thinking and proactive production company out there anyway based on their content and from hearing Kevin Spacey talk at the Edinburgh TV Festival so can see The Killing being a perfect fit!

  82. Aileena says:

    THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING SHOW! PLEASE BRING BACK THE KILLING FOR A 4TH SEASON~WHY IT IS EVEN IN QUESTION OF COMING BACK MAKES NO SENSE~IT IS A TRULY GREAT AND FANTASTIC SHOW-NOW PLEASE BRING ON THE 4TH SEASON!! YOU MUST~~~!!!!!!! Thank you!

  83. carol sceniak says:

    Please bring the killing back.There is great acting and good stories.Why do we always keep the junk and discard the good?
    Thank You

  84. Mimi says:

    I’ve been hooked on The Killing since day one!!! Hoping for season 4!!

  85. Jagman622 says:

    Just finished watching this tremendous series on Netflix. I have to admit I was hooked by the plots, the twists, the characters, all unfolding and gripping you more and eager to watch the next episode. I hope AMC will reverse its decision and make a Season 4. If not, maybe Netflix will make an original series. Kudos to all the actors for a great series. One of the best programs on TV!

  86. patti pena says:

    I want to see it continue season 4 it keeps getting better the more in depth it gets with the characters

  87. Charlene Claybrooks says:

    I saw all three seasons on Netflix and I loved it. I couldn’t get enough of the suspense, drama and all the twists and turns to The Killing. I just found out that its being taken off of AMC. I want more seasons, you just can’t get enough.

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