"We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of 'The Killing,'" the cable television network said in a statement Tuesday. "We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."
"Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of 'The Killing.' We're especially gratified to have orchestrated a unique deal with AMC for season three that included a bold partnership with Netflix. While we would have loved to produce a fourth season for AMC, FTVS is immensely grateful to everyone involved with this moving series: our brilliant cast, led by Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and Season 3's Peter Sarsgaard, our stellar executive producer, Veena Sud, a remarkable writing and producing team, and a tireless, dedicated crew. Most of all, FTVS thanks the terrific fans of 'The Killing,' who communicated their appreciation for the show throughout its run."
The series was first canceled in 2012 after two seasons due to low ratings, but a third season was ordered after AMC and Fox Television Studios brought Netflix in as a financing partner.