The Killing: Netflix Announces Release Date for Abbreviated Fourth and Final Season

The Killing Season 4Netflix is looking to make a Killing this summer.

The streaming giant announced Thursday (via the following rain-soaked promo) that the former AMC drama’s six-episode fourth and final season will drop on August 1.

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As we previously reported, The Killing‘s final season will revolve around a murder at a military school and co-star Joan Allen (Luck), Sterling Beaumon (Red Widow), Levi Meaden (The 100) and Tyler Ross (Amazon’s Zombieland).

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  1. Guy says:

    LOL “final” season. This show somehow never dies!!!

    • lechatnoir says:

      Un-killing . It’ll probably get a spin off as well. Deservedly though.

    • Naryaquid says:

      That’s good — I HOPE it never dies, because I love it!..The acting and the storylines are virtually flawless!

      • Michael says:

        Please keep the killing from only having a short 4th and last season. Netflix will get and keep many new customers if you keep the series going. The killing has many followers and once the word spreads that you will keep this show going so many will sign-up.

        • Clare McBrayer says:

          I love The Killing. Love the storylines, the cast, the plots, the backdrop of Seattle, everything about this show. I would watch this forever. I love this show. Please bring it back and never let it die again. Then at least 1 thing in life would be close to perfect. There are many of us, followers of this show and these detectives, who really can’t say goodbye to it. It was awesome

    • Michael says:

      I hope you are right:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  2. Miranda says:

    I must be part of the minority that’s chomping at the bit to have Det. Holder back in my life. Even if it’s for an abbreviated, possibly mediocre season.

  3. Fosho says:

    Thank God for Netflix!

  4. Gus T.T. Showbiz says:

    Just out of curiosity, does anybody know how easy it is to cancel a Netflix account? I don’t have one because I don’t have internet access at home but, I would be willing to get an account to watch this. But, after that is it easy to cancel or is it a royal pain in the you know what like everything else online is to cancel?

  5. eileen says:


  6. jasie says:

    I was hoping they wouldn’t call it the final season, even though we knew it was. That way they could pick it up for more seasons if it does well for them.

    • Marc says:

      I keep wondering why they insist on calling it the final season, because it stands to reason that it could get renewed if it is well received, unless the main leads are not interested in extending the show.

  7. Warwick says:

    Gus, it’s very easy. If you time it right you can even watch the whole 4th season of The Killing on a free trial. I’ve quit and returned to Netflix many times over the years, never a hassle.

  8. Sarah says:

    Are they going to release an episode per week, or all the episodes at once?

    Lol, what a journey this show has had!

  9. Joe says:

    With holder get to actually drop f bombs now???

  10. Cj says:

    I last season was a huge let down and I’m bummed we have yet another teen murder scandal season. They should have done the lawyer murder from the original.

    • Steve Pritcharf says:

      I thought season 3 was great. The first season was good too. But the Rosie Larson case drug out too long. 6 actual hour long or hour an a half episodes should still be able to deliver. We may have a teenage victim like the last two. But this victim will most likely be male , the other two were female. Who knows where this will go ? Bit I have faith Linden and Holder will get the send off they deserve. It’s still same producer and writers and cast . Just on Netflix where Holder can drop massive amounts of F bombs.

  11. Steve Pritcharf says:

    Can’t wait till August 1st . It’s gonna be sad to see Linden and Holder go. But glad they’re at least getting a proper send off. AMC just swept them under the rug . I wonder if netflix can do this with other shows AMC may cancel if their ratings start to stink. Mad Men is starting its last season . They’re already doing “Better call Saul ” a breaking bad spin off. Who knows they may resurrect mad men also in the future.

  12. RoseV says:

    Sayonara, Hiawatha! Sleuth par excellence returns!

  13. timothy says:

    they should try to keep this going a little longer I love this series ! best in a long time !

  14. I just dont get the American audiance. This is an awsome show in every respect. Mindless drivvel gets 10 seasons and shows like this can’t get a following WTF

    • I love The Killing. Love the storylines, the cast, the plots, the backdrop of Seattle, everything about this show. I would watch this forever. I love this show. Please bring it back and never let it die again. Then at least 1 thing in life would be close to perfect. There are many of us, followers of this show and these detectives, who really can’t say goodbye to it. It was awesome

  15. sara lynn meyers says:

    Its about time!

  16. Misty says:

    I love this show!!!! I ‘m so happy that Netflix picked up the last season. The networks keep giving up a great shows. I hope Netflix picks up Crossing Lines too.

  17. Yolanda says:

    Why only 6 episodes? Please consider several more seasons of The Killing. I will join Netflix just to watch it.

    • Michael says:

      Thank you netflix! Thank you for picking up the killing so I can see what I hope will not be the 4th and finale season. I am not able to get out much because of health reasons but watching netflix helps ease my boredom. I love most of your programming but the killing is why I recently joined netflix. I hope you can keep the series going. You will be loosing a lot of customers if the killing is completely cancelled. This is just not my opinion. Continue to read all the comments of your customers. Sincerely (I never leave comments. That’s how much I enjoy the killing)

  18. TNGal says:

    I am sorry The Killing is going to be on Netflix. We really enjoyed watching it; but, I am not willing to pay Netflix to see the final season.

    • Marc says:

      Get the free 30-day trial when Netflix puts up the episodes in August. The good thing with them is that they make all the episodes of a season available at the same time. You can watch the final season in one go or over the 30 days. Then cancel your free trial after.

    • Galo says:

      Netflix is not expensive, it has great shows , movies and documentaries, you’ll enjoy it, I am a happy customer.

  19. Julie says:

    Im with everyone, though I love the Killing as a whole ensemble Holder just makes it for me. Last season when Holder first came on screen I screamed, it was like Holder waz the Beatles and I was a 14yr old in 1965! Bye the way if you like holder check out the Facebook page: Holder From The Killing it is all the things you love about this part-time vegetarian sensei in the blood sport of your life…

  20. Veronica Jones says:

    So glad that Netflix is picking up The Killing. I wish this was not the final season, but all good things come to end. Unfortunately the better they are, the sooner they seem to end. I hope other shows which end prematurely are given an opportunity to end properly. I loved Southland, and though the show ended on a this could be the last episode or not note, I wanted more closure!!! I literally screamed at the screen when it ended. I guess I now know how followers of The Sporanos felt.

  21. Karyn grace says:

    I cannot believe that The Killing is cancelled after an abbreviated seAson 4. How can this be? Silly shows like Hawaii 5-0 continue into new seasons and yet a well written, well acted, well directed show is cancelled.

  22. mindy kelly says:

    Best drama series I’ve seen in a long time.Don’t understand why anyone would take this off the air after season four.This show needs to continue on.

  23. Susie says:

    Just finished watching The Killing season 4, Love this show.
    Thanks Netflex for season 4. Would love to see a season 5 maybe Linden and Holder can open their own Private Investigations Company. 

  24. M ireland says:

    Great show please can we have MORE? PLEASE

  25. Mo says:

    Found the ending a bit quick and disappointing but the series was great and should have carried on

  26. Anne says:

    I just started watching season 4 and am up to the 4th episode and it is maybe one of the best seasons (albeit short) ever! Come on Netflix, please produce Season 5!

  27. Sandra says:

    One of my favorite shows. Acting is good and storylines kept me interested. I look forward to the shows I like and before I know it, they’re gone.

  28. Evelyn Brewer says:

    I absolutely love this series and I’ve watched all of it and am sad that there won’t be more. I finally found something that really held my interest. The choice of actors for the roles has also been a big plus.

  29. Tanya says:

    Very sad that this show is ending… I was looking forward to more… This is one of my favorite shows.

  30. Kiara says:

    Please keep the the killing going. Its just to good of a series to end it the way it did.

  31. christy says:

    I tell everyone about the show the killing u have to make another season the show is amazing n will have so many people hooked 4 seasons does not give this show justice seems like its just getting started come on Netflix customer’s always right :) the killing needs a season 5

  32. CJ says:

    Bring it back!! This show was amazing and then they ended it. Seriously witty and emotional on many levels. Sad to see it go. Please bring it back.

  33. Jackie says:

    Love this show!!! Keeps me on edge. There should be more seasons in on the last season episode 3 😁

  34. Donna says:

    I watch Season 4 in two days. So awesome.

    I would love to see a Season 5.

  35. Barbie Desjardins says:

    I hope this show never ends…I love me some Holder, but Linden is really easy to hate…mostly, I think it’s because of how she just let her boy go and cares so much about other people, dead people and herself more then anything or anyone else! Great show!!!

  36. M says:

    Really enjoyed series wished it wouldn’t of ended

  37. Maria says:

    We’re on the last episode – We’re on the last episode of season 4, and although I”m so excited and can’t wait to know how this season will end, but i don’t want the show to end either. I need to take a breather after Season 2, a short break after season 3. But we’re back on the couch for season 4. Congrats to the director, actors, writers for bringing together such an outstanding show, one of the best detective series on TV-mcr

  38. Jennifer says:

    Love this show!!! Please please please renew it!!!

  39. mary says:

    OMG!!!! I watched the last episode last night and it was a wonderful series. The acting was magnificant! I hope another show similar to this one is made. I loved all the actors and I cried so much at the end. It was a good ending. Bravo!!!

  40. maria says:

    why cant i watch the killing season 4 now? when i sighned up it said it was available now. but now it says november, whats up with that

  41. maria says:

    why cant i watch season 4 on netflix/ am i doing something wrong

  42. Sherry Clark says:

    When does the new The Killing start ??????????

  43. Diana Farris says:

    I love this show please bring it back

  44. Tiffany Poolman says:

    I got sucked in to “The Killing” a few days ago while on a 6 week bed rest post surgery and I absolutely love it. I was very pleased to see there were 4 seasons in the beginning but now I just started season 4 this morning and I noticed there are only 6 episodes in this season. BUMMER!! So I went online to see when the next season will come to Netflix and I’m getting so many mixed answers. Is there going to be more seasons or no?? I sure hope so!!! Please, Please, Please!!!!

  45. Kenya says:

    Please please don’t let The Killing die. I am hooked

  46. Tina says:

    Why is season 4 of The Killing not available in australia. Loved this show

  47. Michelle says:

    Best Series Ever!!! Plz come back…