U.S. audiences will see the third season of The Killing air this Sunday, June 2nd, on AMC. And Netflix users across the pond, in the U.K. and Ireland won't have to wait very long after that to stream it themselves.
Netflix has announced that new episodes of the show will become available to stream in the aforementioned markets just one day after they air in the U.S. on AMC. That means that season 3, episode 1 will be available to stream on Monday, June 3rd.
The Killing was presumed dead after its first two season as AMC initially chose not to renew the series for a third season. Back in March, Fox Television Studios made a deal with Netflix to become the exclusive subscription-based streamer of the series. That deal with Netflix afforded the studio enough of an additional revenue stream to complete a third season of the crime drama
Fox TV Studios president David Madden even said that the Netflix deal “played an extremely significant part in the studio’s strategy that enabled us to bring The Killing back for a third season.”
"We're thrilled to be bringing Season 3 of The Killing exclusively to our members in the UK and Ireland," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. "The Killing is an incredibly gripping fan favorite so we wanted to make each new episode available as soon as possible."
In the U.S., The Killing will appear on Netflix, in its entirety, three months after the season finale airs on AMC. Though it's not the day-after-for-each-episode setup that some may want, it's still a shorter window between network and Netflix availability than is usually seen.