The Wrap reports that The Killing will air its final season on August 1. They will air all six episodes. This is the final season.
The Killing is one of the better mysteries on television. It was always depressing to me that it couldn’t find an audience. The lead Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is a complicated, damaged woman struggling to free herself of her past as she puts everything on the line to catch a killer. Dark, moody, involving, The Killing is mesmerizing. The show digs deep into the characters – so much so that it’s much more like a British production, or Danish in this case, wherein story and character matter more than the kinds of things American television offers on their detective shows – primarily sexual deviancy and/or redemption. The Killing has always been more difficult and complicated than that. Too bad we can’t have nice things.