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Netflix and DirecTV Want The Killing For Season 3

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It would appear The Killing is not a show that can be killed so easily. Despite low ratings and fan outcry at the shows obnoxiously defiant use of red herrings, there are options open to The Killing that could keep it alive for a third season. But really, does anyone want this show to continue? I know there will be a few very vocal fans out there who will defend this show until they die, but I think I’m safe in saying the majority of us were very disappointed in the type of show it turned out to be. So it really comes as a surprise anyone would be interested in reviving it for a little while longer.

And who would be so crazy as to think bringing back The Killing is a good idea? Why, that would be Netflix and DirecTV, both of whom have a bit of a fetish for resurrecting dead and dying television shows. DirecTV has a little more experience in the matter – it has successfully resurrected Friday Night Lights and Damages – but Netflix raised Arrested Development from the dead years after Fox canceled it, which is no small feat. However, Netflix tried but failed to grab hold of the sinking ships of The River and Terra Nova. It might be that less than favorable track record that has silenced Netflix regarding The Killing, who TVLine says declined to comment on their involvement

DirecTV, on the other hand, admitted to being interested in any new show they could bring to Audience Network, saying they look at everything, but have made no decisions regarding new programming. Hopefully, negotiations with Fox TV Studios break down. I’m in no rush to see The Killing back on the air. This trend of bringing any minor hit – yes, at one point The Killing was a big hit for AMC – back from cancellation is disturbing. Sometimes what’s dead should stay dead.

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  1. lkjgg

    August 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I would love to see a third season. I am from the ones who would defend the the show. i don’t understand why people hate it, it is one of the best shows on TV. and i didn’t want to see the larsen case being solved at the first season finale. i felt like there was a lot more to show about that case. i love this show and would be very sad to see it not being picked up for another season. Lkjgg over and out.

  2. Tom

    August 25, 2012 at 7:30 am

    The Killing was a great show. What is wrong with causing you to think, by running false leads. It was very realistic. We watched it on DVD in 3 sittings, which made it an outstanding opportunity to see it, commercial free. I would imagine it would be tough to watch with commercials. Great also to see a cop show where the male and female partners did not have sex ala SVU. We hope there is a season 3 as it is as good a show as 24 and Girl with a dragon tattoo.

  3. Catherine

    August 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

    If “Toddlers and Tiaras” and the really obnoxious Red Neck reality show is worth showing, then The Killing certainly is. With the poor quality of reality shows and most of the garbage out there, I’d watch three more season’s in a heartbeat.

  4. Ryan

    August 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I for one would love to see the show return. Yeah, some stupid things were done with the show and the red herrings and its pompous tone that had a lot to do with showrunner Veena Sud. If The Killing is to return, I think it would do fine with a different showrunner. Allow Sud to write an episode or two, but let someone else less arrogant call the shots for the over-reaching story line. Linden and Holder are too good of a team to just throw away.

  5. Sadiebelle

    August 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    It was so different from a typical TV cop drama. Two dysfunctional leads, one of whom is compulsive; neither of whom have great social skils. Characters fleshed out. It is not for everbdy, but it is good TV.

  6. RP

    August 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Please let there be another season of this great show! Obviously the reviewer has no clue about great character driven dramas. Probably a big fan of The Kardashians

    • Brody Gibson

      August 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

      I know quite a bit about character driven dramas. The Killing was not one of them.

      • Anonymous

        October 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        That’s your opinion. You know what they say about opinions…..

  7. R h

    August 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Really hoping the show will be picked up for more seasons. The characters and story lines are complex, flawed, realistic and interesting. Loved this series and wish we could get more of this quality from mainstream TV instead of the mindless garbage sit-coms and reality shows on air now.

  8. Profesora

    September 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    YES!!!!!!!! We are watching The Killing on Netflix right now, season 1 3rd time. We LOVE Netflix & DirecTV. One of the best series ever.

  9. pv

    September 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

    good gracious. ok, so it doesn’t rock n roll like mad men (although that last season was NOT great) and it doesn’t hold a candle to Breaking Bad, but as a crime procedural it was excellent. The fact that it breaks out of the mold by sticking to one story line is refreshing and adds a seriousness absent from similar crime procedurals. the season ending was perfect. sure, you can’t keep this up forever but at least give it more than 2 seasons to finish a great and tragic story. i mean, thats more than what mad men deserves.

  10. Crawford Morgan

    October 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Awesome show!
    enough said.

  11. Will

    October 31, 2012 at 2:02 am

    This is by far one of the best shows! It’s so refreshing to watch a quiet, suspenseful drama with realistic scenarios and even more realistic actors. I hope season 3 is on the way, I know all my family and friends are keeping their fingers crossed!

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