Internet television network Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Fox Television Studios (FTVS) today announced Season 3 of The Killing, which premieres on AMC in 2013, will be available exclusively for streaming members after its airing in the U.S.
In the U.S. and Canada, the deal brings Season 3 to Netflix members three months after the season finale airs on AMC. The deal makes Netflix the exclusive subscription television service for The Killing Season 3.
In addition, the complete Season 2 of The Killing is available for members in the U.S., along with Season 1, which launched on Netflix in 2012. Over the next few months, members in all 40 countries where Netflix is available will be able to enjoy Seasons 1 and 2 of The Killing, prior to the Season 3 launch.
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“We’re excited to see The Killing back on TV and we’re especially proud to bring Season 3 to our members so soon after it premieres on AMC,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix. “The Killing is a terrific serialized drama and we know our members love these high-quality shows.”
Based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen, it follows various murder investigations led by homicide detectives ” Sarah Linden ” ( Mireille Enos ) and ” Stephen Holder ” ( Joel Kinnaman ).
After the close of the “Rosie Larsen case,” covered over the first two seasons of the series, Season 3 picks up one year later, with Linden no longer a detective.
When ex-partner Holder’s search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she’d left behind.