Netflix buys final season of 'The Killing'

Fans of the TV show "The Killing" will get to see the series conclusion thanks to Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). The company said it ordered a six-episode final season of the show, which had been canceled for the second time by the AMC network.

"The rich, serialized storytelling in 'The Killing' thrives on Netflix and we believe that it is only fitting to give" the show's main characters a "proper send off," Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of original content, said in a press release.

It's not the first time Netflix has looked to  canceled TV show for its original lineup. Its first comedy series was a fourth season of "Arrested Development," which ran for three series on the Fox network and then was abruptly canceled.

It's also not the first time Netflix has invested in "The Killing." In March it agreed to buy the rights to stream episodes of the show's third season three months after the season ended on AMC. The premium Netflix paid to get the episodes so soon after they aired was said to have helped save the show after AMC originally decided not to renew it.

For more:
The Hollywood Reporter had this story 
- read the Netflix press release

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