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Netflix to stream 'The Killing' episodes a day after they air

Season 3 episodes will pop up on Netflix the morning after they air on AMC Sunday nights, but only in the U.K. and Ireland.

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Certain Netflix subscribers will be able to catch new episodes of "The Killing" the morning after they air.

The online video service announced the news today, confirming that new episodes of AMC's homicide drama will start streaming on Monday, June 3, after the debut of season 3 the night before. Each new episode will then stream Monday morning following AMC's airing on Sunday night.

But the option is exclusive to Netflix members in the U.K. and Ireland. Seasons 1 and 2 are available via Netflix streaming for all subscribers.

"We're thrilled to be bringing Season 3 of 'The Killing' exclusively to our members in the U.K. and Ireland," Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said in a statement. "'The Killing' is an incredibly gripping fan favorite so we wanted to make each new episode available as soon as possible."

Following its first two seasons, "The Killing" appeared to be dead.

AMC initially decided not to renew the series for a third season, according to entertainment news site Deadline Hollywood. But the show's producer, Fox TV Studios, convinced Netflix to provide another source of revenue in return for the streaming deal, which then prompted AMC to keep the show alive another season. Fox TV Studios President David Madden said the agreement with Netflix "played an extremely significant part in the studio's strategy that enabled us to bring 'The Killing' back for a third season."

Based on a Danish TV series, "The Killing" centers around a pair of homicide detectives who investigate various murders.