Axed By AMC, <i>The Killing</i> Could Find New Life On Netflix Or DirecTV

Like Friday Night Lights, Damages and Arrested Development before it, AMC's divisive crime drama The Killing could find new life on Netflix or DirecTV.

When the cable network canceled the series last month, producer Fox Television Studios pledged it would "proceed to try to find another home for the show." Now, TVLine reports, Netflix and DirecTV have begun early talks to pick up a third season.

Based on the Danish miniseries Forbrydelsen,The Killing tied together three distinct stories centered around the homicide of a young girl named Rosie Larsen: the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s parents and the city’s politicians. While the first season debuted to 4.7 million viewers before eventually settling into an average of 2.2 million, a last-minute plot twist angered and alienated a lot of fans. As a result, perhaps, Season 2 never regained momentum and the ratings dipped to a series-low 1.59 million.

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