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Netflix revives 'The Killing' again

"The Killing" won't die. 

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Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos, the stars of the newly revived "The Killing."

Netflix announced Friday that it has ordered six episodes of the twice-killed AMC drama "The Killing"--the final conclusion to a series centered around murders that refuses to stay dead itself.

The series, which premiered in 2011 and was canceled by AMC after two seasons, was resuscitated this year when Netflix entered an agreement with Fox Television Studios to offer the dark mystery drama to its members three months after it aired on AMC, giving the network and studio a financial incentive to continue the series. 

In September, after the third season finished airing, AMC announced that the drama starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman was canceled again.

On Friday, Netflix announced that a fourth and final season will be produced and released exclusively on its streaming service. The first three seasons of the show are already available for streaming on Netflix.

Based on the Danish series "Forbrydelsen," “The Killing” follows various murder investigations led by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Enos) and Stephen Holder (Kinnaman). The first two seasons chronicled the murder of a teenage girl; the third season covered a string of murders that involved one of Linden's older cases.

Veena Sud will return as the show's executive producer.