August 23rd, 2012
05:30 PM ET
With Netflix and DirecTV around, defunct TV series may never really die.
The site reports that Netflix and DirecTV are having preliminary conversations with Fox TV to examine the opportunity to revive "The Killing" for a third season.
As TVLine notes, this isn't the first time Netflix or DirecTV have thought about bringing programming back from the dead. Netflix, of course, will be the home of the resurrected "Arrested Development," while DirecTV jumped in to save "Damages" and "Friday Night Lights."
However, both companies may want to take note of a few of the anti-"Killing" sentiments floating around the Web.
Over at Salon, Willa Paskin likens the reported attempts of Netflix and DirecTV to bring back "The Killing" to Coca Cola thinking of giving New Coke another try. Paskin asserts she'd rather see "Veronica Mars" - which, let the record state, we fully support – among other shows, brought back instead - or, better yet, for the companies to consider making something new, and of higher quality.
Esquire is cautiously optimistic, pointing out all of the flaws that plagued "The Killing" for its two seasons. "[T]he sloppiness, sinking ratings, and the fact that its central mystery was (mercifully) solved - they all combine to provide absolutely no strong case for a third season." Then again, with the question of "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" finally answered, perhaps "The Killing" could turn into "the buddy-cop drama it should've always been," the magazine adds.
What do you think - should "The Killing" stay dead?
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