Netflix is giving fans a first look at the fourth and final season of The Killing. It’s been a winding road for the brooding crime series. AMC cancelled it after its second season, then reconsidered and partnered with Netflix, where the show had been a hit. Netflix paid AMC a premium to let viewers stream it earlier than they normally could — a deal that gave AMC enough cash to bring it back for a third season. After that, it was canceled once again, before Netflix itself picked up the show as an original series.
Now, The Killing's final season hits Netflix on August 1st with a six-episode arc. From what can be gleaned in the new trailer — besides the show’s characteristic melancholy and shots of Seattle vistas — detectives Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) are investigating the murder of a student’s family. The trailer teases the idea that the student is involved, while Holder and Linden will have to suss out the truth.