AMC has axed its detective drama "The Killing" yet again following the recent third season.
AMC canceled the show at the end of the second season, but it was resurrected by network officials with the third season going to air in June.
In an official statement, the network did not indicate the reason behind the cancellation, but this one is expected to be permanent. The network did say:
"We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of 'The Killing'. We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."
The show ended with 38 episodes aired - two shy of the 40 episode run of the original Danish series "Forbrydelsen" on which it was based. That series also ended its run in its third season late last year, but went out on a critical and ratings high and has been an international sensation.
The U.S. version hasn't fared so well. While reviews for the third season weren't bad, ratings continued to drop with just 1.48 million tuning in for what is now the series finale episode.
Source: The L.A. Times