Just over a month after The Killing fans finally learned who killed Rosie Larson this summer, AMC cancelled the show, while the producers at Fox Television Studios revealed they were looking for a new home. Back in August, we reported that Netflix and DirecTV had expressed interest in resurrecting the series. If this new deal goes through, AMC will continue to air new episodes first, with Netflix sharing the production costs.
Series creator Veena Cabreros Sud's Season 3 pitch was reportedly instrumental in getting a new slate of episodes. Cast members such as Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman still have deals in place for Season 3, which was another positive factor in the deal.
A joint production venture like this is not unheard of. The critically-acclaimed NBC series Friday Night Lights was close to getting the axe after Season 2, before DirecTV swooped in to share the production costs. The show ran an additional four seasons, airing first on DirecTV with NBC running the episodes a few months later.