The season finale of “The Killing” is now available for streaming on Netflix. The episode, titled “Eden,” is not only the final episode of the fourth season but also closes the series itself, a run that has lasted since 2011. The final season of “The Killing” is also short one. While the third season consisted of ten episodes, and seasons one and two aired thirteen episodes, season four was just six episodes long — but long enough to tie up some loose ends.
In the fourth season of The “Killing,” detectives Linden and Holder investigate a mass murder that reveals a dark family history, and at the same time try to cover up a crime they themselves committed. The series, starring Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, and Billy Campbell, was nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, Mireille Enos).
“The Killing” had a shaky history. After being cancelled in its second season by AMC, Netflix and Fox Television Studios jumped in to save “The Killing” for another season, which was co-produced by AMC. The show was again dropped by AMC, but picked up for the final season by Netflix.
In other Netflix news, the company has acquired Sony Pictures Television’s “The Blacklist” for $2 million per episode. The NBC-broadcast crime drama is heading into its second season, and stars James Spader, Megan Boone, and Diego Klattenhoff.