The Killing deserved to be canceled.
Let's be real here people. Why is The Killing getting a third season and getting uncanceled? It's cheap. Netflix is clearly paying for a lot of the budget, otherwise it would have stayed canceled.
With that kind of weak logic, why didn't they just do a continuation of that horrid PRISONER series instead? That at least has marquee value, and some people would tune in just to bitch about how bad it is.
And if it were that cheap, then they wouldn't be shooting on film, which is what they do (and do expertly, with more daring than anybody on tv.)