Vancouver film and TV production took a hit Tuesday when AMC announced they were cancelling "The Killing."
If the news sounds familiar, that's because the network already cancelled the Seattle-set, Vancouver-shot series once before. A year ago, production was halted after the show's second season wrapped, only for it to be revived again for season three.
Though the show was critically acclaimed, the third season's finale drew only 1.5 million viewers in the U.S., down by almost half from season one.
AMC announced the show's demise in a statement that read:
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 three’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.
It's another blow for B.C.'s film and television industry, which has been advocating for more government support in the face of declining contracts.
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