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‘Killing Eve’ Renewed for Season 4 Ahead of Season 3 Debut

BBC America is further extending its breakout Killing Eve.

The cable network has picked up a fourth season of the thriller starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, several months ahead of its season three premiere. The series is slated for a spring debut.

“How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve? It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years,” said Sarah Barnett, president, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “The reason for this series’ emphatic embrace is the brilliant women who breathed it into being: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and its fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Season three lead writer Suzanne Heathcote takes Eve, Villanelle and Carolyn to places more thrilling, twisted and surprising than ever. Our addicted fans will not be disappointed.”

Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) created the series, based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, and oversaw its first season before handing over head writing duties to Fennell for season two. Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead, Apple’s See) is running season three and, as is now tradition on the show, will pass the reins to another woman for the fourth season. The new showrunner has yet to be named.

I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey,” said Woodward Gentle. “It is a testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early — the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team. We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce and dedicated people.”

Season one of Killing Eve improved its three-day ratings for every episode on BBC America. The series was simulcast on AMC for season two, leading to another ratings spike — averaging 1.8 million viewers per episode including a week of delayed viewing, up from 960,000 on BBC America alone in season one. It was the biggest season-to-season growth for a returning drama series since the final run of Breaking Bad in 2013.

Joining Oh, Comer and Shaw in the season three cast are Harriet Walter (Succession), Danny Sapani (Harlots), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen), Raj Bajaj (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), Pedja Bjelac (Harry Potter) and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day).

Sid Gentle Films produces the series for BBC America; it’s financed and distributed by Endeavor Content. Executive producers are Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Jeff Melvoin, Heathcote and Oh.

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer on Villanelle’s killer finale move, what awaits in season 3

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  • Thriller

Season 2 of Killing Eve went out with a bang — and Eve was on the receiving end of it.

In the charged finale of BBC America’s alluring spy thriller, conniving assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) manipulated sharp-yet-unseasoned MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) into dispatching Villanelle’s new handler, Raymond (Adrian Scarborough), with an axe (even though Villanelle had a hidden gun tucked away). In the post-kill haze and craze, after Villanelle led the very-much-in-shock MI6 agent through the underbelly of Rome, Eve discovered that Villanelle had been packing a gun and came to her senses, walking away from Villanelle’s offer to run away together. This did not sit well with Villanelle, who shot Eve from behind, leaving her lying motionless on the ground as she herself walked away from their strange, intoxicating relationship.

Killing Eve will return for a third season in 2020, and so will Eve, given that a Killing Eve without Eve and Sandra Oh seems… well, untenable if not impossible. But for now, the stakes are now as high as they’ve been on this series, as viewers are left to wonder how gravely Eve is injured — and to try to guess what Villanelle was thinking when she pulled the trigger. Was it a message or kill shot?

“What I thought was fascinating about that moment is the control is constantly shifting,” Comer tells EW. “One of them thinks they’re in control of the situation, and then the other one pulls the rug from under the other one’s feet. Villanelle is genuinely hurt in that situation, and she acts on impulse, the only way that she knows how to act. When she walks away, she’s walking away.”

Indeed, the tetchy Villanelle has shown herself to possess the disposition of a frustrated, spoiled child when things don’t go her way. Was her pulling of the trigger a wounding warning to Eve, a moment of untethered impulse, or both? When Villanelle walks away, how much does she even care if Eve is dead or alive? “That’s something that we’re going to look at and have to think about in 3,” answers Comer. “As we tap into this woman’s emotions more or getting into the psyche of what she does feel and what she doesn’t feel, it’s: what is it about this woman that has such a hold? Does she, in fact? There’s so much to delve into in regards to that.”

“We have to think about if she’s shooting her to kill her,” adds Comer. “Villanelle doesn’t do a job halfheartedly or not go through what it is she’s out to do. So, we have to make a lot of big decisions in that moment, and a lot of these decisions were very final. These are somethings that we have to pick up with in 3.”

While the parallels of what happened at the end of the season 1 finale (when Eve surprise-stabs Villanelle) and the season 2 finale (Villanelle shoots Eve) seem ripe for exploration, Comer does not believe those things were on Villanelle’s mind when she shot Eve. “I don’t know if she was at all, actually,” says the actress. “And I say that because when we first came back for 2, I was like, ‘Oh, she’s going to get her revenge.’ And they were like, ‘No, no, no, we saw that from a different way and what this actually now means a connection.’ I think it’s something Villanelle never forgot; don’t get me wrong. But in that moment, it is that thing of Eve walking away and is like, ‘You can’t do that. You’re either in or you’re out.’ And that is, in fact, why she shoots her.”

Where that bullet ends up is, of course, critical. It’s a location that hadn’t been finalized when the season ended, but it may wind up being loaded with meaning, as Oh hinted to EW. (“I will say the blood is coming from a certain area, and I think that we may move that around, the area of the shot,” Oh said with a laugh. “All that stuff is really being creatively decided right now. What is the meaning of where she shot her? Obviously, it’s somewhere in her back, and in her body, but where it is and how close to the kill.”) “It could be something that is very visual,” teases Comer, who spoke with EW over the summer. “So that is a constant reminder or it is a shot to kill. But for me to make sense of that moment, it had to be to kill, because as much as we all discover in this relationship, we have to remember who this person is. She’s not a great person most of the time and she doesn’t think as others would. So that is to be continued.”

“Whether it’s fatal — now what we’re going to see is how Villanelle now has moved on from that,” she hints. “I can’t really say too much because of obviously how and where are we going to take this story. But it’s a question of: How much does Eve mean to Villanelle? Everyone who watches the show has a different view and their own interpretation, and they feel that it is love and it is deep and it is meaningful. And then there was another side to it that is very twisted. Does Villanelle understand the concept of love? She’s very warped in relationships and her connections to people.”

That was on display during that haunting (and, at least at one point, hilarious) scene in which Raymond and Villanelle match wits in the hallway before Eve steps in to “rescue” Villanelle after the assassin begged for help when he started to choke the life out of her. Was Villanelle truly risking it all on a hunch that she could get Eve to kill, or was she always secretly in control? “It really had to be that she was going to risk it all, especially for Eve, for the believability, Villanelle has to be on the verge of death,” says Comer. “What I do believe of Villanelle, though, is her life is the most important thing to her. So maybe she was going to let it go to the very last breath. But I think in that moment, she needs help, and Eve sees that. And you have to see that in order for that moment to be believable. It was such a huge, huge moment to film, and it was shot over a couple of days. It’s so crazy, energetic, strenuous. After that shot of Villanelle being strangled, everyone was like, ‘Now we can believe that this woman is driven to this impulse of saving her,’ because she is literally turning purple.’”

Turning to another notable moment from the finale, didn’t Villanelle’s mercurial handler, Konstantin (Kim Bodnia), all but tell Villanelle that she has another living sibling? “It’s something that people have always been curious of,” says Comer. “I don’t think you really should make too much of her past because what I love is that people end up making their own assumptions or ideas. That’s really fun for an audience to have their own journey with it. But I do think it would be really interesting to see another side of what her life was. When we went to the prison in Russia , it was so fun because you see this feral Oxana. I feel like Villanelle is an outer shell and Oxana is like the core of this person and you get to see a completely different side. So that will be really fun to delve into.”

Comer leaves you with an enticing, cryptic hint about season 3, which may or may not involve Eve. “It’s that thing of: You believe someone’s dead, then you live with the fact that someone’s dead and then they’re not,” says the actress. “How do you come back from that? How does that change your relationship that you once had? Does it? Is there a new opportunity? Is there a chance or is there a need to finish what you did? That’s probably going to be the biggest thing for Villanelle.”

The now-Emmy-nominated Comer also spoke to EW about how she didn’t even know that the nominations were coming out that summer morning — and how she and Oh might team up against the other nominees in the category — which you can read all about here.

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  • 2
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  • Drama,
  • Thriller
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  • 04/08/18
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  • Sandra Oh,
  • Jodie Comer
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  • BBC America
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  • Killing Eve

Warning: Season 2 spoilers ahead.

The finale of Killing Eve’s second season, which aired on Sunday, might have been suspenseful, but at least we’ve known that there will be a third season of BBC America’s cult cat-and-mouse dramedy for a while. The show was renewed on the heels on the show’s season 2 premiere. So what’s next? Here’s everything we know so far about Killing Eve season 3.

Who’s returning and who’s leaving?

By now, Killing Eve fans know to expect the unexpected when it comes to Eve and Villanelle’s turbulent relationship, and the final scene of the Killing Eve season 2 finale was one no one saw coming. Eve stabbed Villanelle in the season 1 finale, so Villanelle returned the favor and shot Eve in the final scene of Sunday night’s episode, leaving Eve in a pool of her own blood. Obviously, Eve can’t be dead (…right?) since the show was renewed for a third season, so Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer probably aren’t going anywhere just yet.

Eve’s sidekick and computer wiz Kenny (Sean Delaney), M16 agent Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw), and the rest of Eve’s squad are expected to make a return in season 3 as well.

Season 3 is also kicking off with a new showrunner, Suzanne Heathcote. Heathcote will be replacing Emerald Fennell, who helmed season 2 and took over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

“It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat —I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next,” said Fennell. Waller-Bridge added, “We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”

Season 3, baby x #KillingEve pic.twitter.com/MOuHKHPxe7

— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) April 8, 2019

For the third season, Heathcote will join fellow executive producers Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, and Sandra Oh. Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor) will also join the executive producing team next season.

When will season 3 be released?

Season 3 won’t be released for quite a while since season 2 has yet to premiere in the UK. According to multiple outlets, Killing Eve season 2 will premiere around the end of May in the UK, which means BBC America fans won’t get their hands on season 3 until long after.

What will season 3 be about?

Is Eve dead? What is going through Villanelle’s mind right now? These are questions on everyone’s mind right now, and they will be answered when season 3 premieres. Killing Eve’s executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle told Deadline, “I think what is fun about the show is because we kill so many people, there’s always room to bring in new brilliant key people that you either kill or you’re going to keep going—but we’ve got a plan.”

The cat-and-mouse chase between Eve and Villanelle is far from over. Who will get caught in the crossfire this time?

Killing Eve airs Sundays at 8 P.M. on BBC America.

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Killing Eve’s sophomore run ended on a major cliffhanger (consider this your spoiler warning!), but fortunately for fans of intelligence agent Eve Polastri and her obsession, the female assassin Villanelle, the show is already guaranteed a third (and a fourth!) season.

And it’s heading in to its next chapter with some critical acclaim; the series picked up two Golden Globes nominations: one for the show itself in the best TV drama category, and an individual nod for Jodie Comer.

Here’s what we know about what’s next so far:

Season three will premiere in April.

At this point, it’s unclear exactly when the third chapter of the series will air. Regardless of the premiere date, the show will be going into its third season with some serious critical acclaim. Killing Eve recently picked up two Golden Globes nominations.

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The official summary of the season offers a clue about what fans can expect.

“The third season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Killing Eve continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice,” it reads, in part.

“All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again.”

There will be a new showrunner for the third season.

Showrunners for the series are making a habit of sticking around for just one season. Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge served as head writer for season one before passing the baton to Emerald Fennell for season two, and now, Susanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will head up season three.

“Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emerald Fennell have delivered two addictively entertaining seasons,” Sarah Barnett, the president of entertainment networks for AMC, said in a statement. “As we did last year, we’re renewing Killing Eve right out of the gate, now with Suzanne Heathcote as lead writer, as a sign of confidence–we adore this show as much as our fans do. Killing Eve doesn’t do anything in a templated way; we love giving opportunity to three genius women to make their mark.”

Both Fennell and Waller-Bridge shared their excitement for Heathcote in a statement.

“It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat–I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next,” Fennell said.

Waller-Bridge shared similar sentiments.

“I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season 3. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands,” she said.

And some new faces in the cast.

Waller-Bridge could appear on-screen in season three.

Speaking to The Mirror, she revealed that she’d love to be a character killed by Villanelle, and is considering writing herself into the next season.

“I was like, I am going to write myself a part so that I can be murdered by Jodie,” she said.

The show is based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novellas.

But it isn’t a strict adaptation.

“The book and the series are different but they do absolutely exist in the same imaginative universe,” Jennings told T&C in a previous interview. “So Villanelle and Eve have many, many adventures and some of them are in the novels and some of them are on TV, and that’s sort of how I see it all.”

If you’d like to read about some of those other adventures, his new book, Villanelle: No Tomorrow, is available now.

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How will the show resolve the season 2 cliffhanger?

At the end of the season two finale, it was unclear whether Eve ess alive or dead, after being shot by Villanelle.

“Who knows what’s going to happen in the future—whether is even alive or whether they could be together happily after,” executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle told Deadline.

“What would that really look like if you ever have a happily ever after with a psychopathic assassin? So I think you’ve just got to keep that alive and keep that sense of mystery and surprise going. So I hope that what the fans ask: “what’s going to happen next to this relationship?”

The show has already been picked up for a fourth season.

In January of 2020, BBC America announced that the show will be getting a fourth season.

“How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve? It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years,” Sarah Barnett, the president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said in a statement.

“The reason for this series’ emphatic embrace is the brilliant women who breathed it into being: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and it’s fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Season 3 lead writer Suzanne Heathcote takes Eve, Villanelle and Carolyn to places more thrilling, twisted and surprising than ever. Our addicted fans will not be disappointed.”

It’s unclear what the timeline for the show’s fourth chapter will look like.

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‘Killing Eve’ Season 2: release date, trailers, cast, plot and everything we know so far

For those of us that eagerly binged the entirety of Killing Eve when it dropped onto BBC iPlayer, we’ve been rewarded with good news: the brilliant cat-and-mouse game of a thriller is set to return! And what’s more, it’ll be coming back to the BBC in the UK.

We were left on a cliff hanger, with Eve having just stabbed Villanelle (and regretting it), Eve having been fired from her secret MI6 investigation, and still no real idea what the mysterious organisation of assassins The Twelve is; but not to worry, as we’ve been assured we won’t have to wait too long for the next season and the answers to our many questions.

Here’s what we know so far about the next season.

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Updates:

  • It’ll arrive on iPlayer in June
  • Reason behind UK premiere delay revealed (see “What’s the release date for Killing Eve season 2?”)
  • A final trailer has been shared ahead of the US premiere
  • The second full-length trailer has been released
  • Sandra Oh has teased a “super dark” turn for her character and discussed Emerald Fennell taking charge of season 2
  • A new trailer for S2 has dropped

What’s the release date for Killing Eve Season 2?

Killing Eve returned to screens in the US on Sunday, April 7.

— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) January 3, 2019

But it seems that an air date is finally coming for UK audiences. The BBC has confirmed that the entire series will drop on iPlayer in June, and the first episode will arrive on June 8 at 9.15PM.

YAAAAS, IT’S OFFICIAL!

New #KillingEve.
Saturday 8th June, 9.15pm.
See you then. pic.twitter.com/KGDlQfTHqq

— BBC One (@BBCOne) May 28, 2019

While delivering the Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2018, the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore previously announced: “I’m pleased to say that we’re not going to have to wait quite so long next time . It’s back on the BBC next year for season two.”

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A BBC spokesperson told the paper the delay was necessary due to plans to release all eight episodes on iPlayer at the same time. “BBC America are playing it out in weekly episodes,” they said. “This means we have to wait until BBC America have premiered all of the weekly episodes – which as commissioning broadcaster they are entitled to do – before we can begin our transmission, otherwise we would be premiering episodes before them.”

They continued: “The decision to make it a box set was based around how we thought audiences would enjoy the programme. We are still experimenting with different release models and we know last time audiences really loved the fact we did this as a box set so they could binge.”

Can we watch any trailers for Season 2 yet?

Yes! A trailer for the new season finally dropped on February 14 and it shows Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, with both on each other’s trail after their last fateful encounter. You can watch the full trailer here:

A second trailer arrived on March 8. The new clip shows Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in various disguises as Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) struggles to find out where she is and capture her. “Sometimes when you love someone, you will do crazy things,” Villanelle is heard saying at the start of the trailer. Watch it below now.

A third and final trailer landed on March 27. The clip begins with Villanelle in hospital, looking disgusted and pained as she puts on a pair of white embellished Crocs-like shoes. Later, Eve recalls stabbing the hitwoman and explains she doesn’t know where the wanted woman has gone. Watch it below now.

What’s the plot will be for Season 2?

A short synopsis has emerged along with the confirmation of Killing Eve’s return in the US – read it below.

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer reprise their critically-acclaimed performances as Eve (Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Comer) in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Beginning just after the end of the final episode of Season 1, Villanelle has disappeared, and Eve is left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does… but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.

Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Entertainment Networks, added: “Killing Eve is picking up exactly 36 heart-thumping seconds after the events of the season finale. This new season is packed with superlative performances and is as twisty, subversive, darkly funny, nerve-wracking and pleasurable as our fans could desire.”

In an interview with Uproxx published February 15, Sandra Oh discussed how Eve will be faced with some “super dark” developments during the upcoming second instalment.

“You know, I’d say definitely for Eve’s character – her journey – it gets super dark,” she told the publication. “I feel like she is pushed to the limit in her, not so much pursuit of Villanelle at this point, but her dynamic with Villanelle and her pursuit of her job.

“And she’s pushed to the limit, and then she goes over.”

Which cast members are returning for Season 2?

We know that the two leads Sandra Oh (MI5 officer Eve Polastri) and Jodie Comer (assassin Villanelle) will be returning. Additionally, Fiona Shaw will return to her role as the MI6’s head of the Russian Desk, Carolyn Martens.

No confirmation if we’ll see Owen McDonnell return to his role of Eve’s husband Niko Polastri, or if we’ll see Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Eve’s assistant Elena Felton again.

Any new characters?

Yes! Nina Sosanya (Good Omens) and Edward Bluemel (A Discovery Of Witches) will be joining the cast for the second season, whilst Julian Barrett (Mindhorn), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Indian Summers) and Shannon Tarbet (Genius) will all make guest appearances.

Is Konstantin actually dead or could he come back?

In the final episode of season one we saw Villanelle shoot her handler Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) in a stand-off in a cafe, and later it’s revealed he’s died from his injuries; however, we never saw Konstantin die on screen, so fans are wondering whether he’s actually dead.

Now pictures have emerged that show Bodnia (Konstantin) and Jodie Comer (Villanelle) filming parts of season two together in London, so could be returning?

Is Phoebe Waller-Bridge still involved in Season 2?

Yes, but not as showrunner.

For season one Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novella series into the eight episodes, and was the lead writer. For the second season she’ll still be involved, but this time an executive producer role. Instead, Emerald Fennell is set to take over as the show’s lead writer.

During an interview with Uproxx, Sandra Oh said that she “feels good” about Fennell taking over from Waller-Bridge to helm the second season.

“Emerald and Phoebe are very good friends, and they really come from the same kind of mindset,” she said. “But of course Emerald has her own take on things and her own ways.”

Oh added: “All I know is that I feel good about it.”

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Killing Eve season 3: news, new cast members, showrunner, rumours

Critical and fan darling Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season, which began filming in London in August 2019. The Killing Eve season three announcement was made at AMC Networks Summit (BBC America is co-owned by AMC and BBC Studios) only one day after the second season’s US premiere in April 2019.

Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and Fiona Shaw star in the series that follows MI6 operative Eve (Oh) as she tracks psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Comer) – or is it the other way around?

Here’s everything you needed to know from season one. And with massive spoilers for season two, here are our episode-by-episode reviews, all in one handy place.

The Geek lowdown

How many series are there? Two, with a third on the way

Renewed or cancelled? Renewed for season three

Next series air date confirmed? Not yet, but expected in early summer 2020 in the UK

Where to watch? BBC One, BBC iPlayer

Created by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge based on Luke Jennings Villanelle novels.

Killing Eve season 3 showrunner – all change!

A new season of Killing Eve means a new showrunner, and picking up the baton from Emerald Fennell and Sally Woodward Gentle (who took over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge for season two) will be Suzanne Heathcote. The new boss has been over in the US writing and script editing on Fear The Walking Dead of late, so is no stranger to action-packed genre TV.

“We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands,” said original creator Waller-Bridge of the news.

Killing Eve season 3 cast – Harriet Walter jumps aboard

A couple of new faces have already been confirmed for the third season. Dame Harriet Walter (The Crown, Downton Abbey) and Danny Sapani (Harlots, Penny Dreadful) have joined the cast in as-yet undisclosed roles.

Certain to return – whatever direction the season two cliffhanger takes us – are Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh as leads Villanelle and Eve. Fiona Shaw’s story as Carolyn Martens is still to be resolved as well, so it’s a good bet that she, Nina Sosanya (who plays MI6 agent Jess) and Sean Delaney (Carolyn’s son Kenny) will all return.

Killing Eve season 3 release date – still unconfirmed

There’s no official word yet, but if it follows the season two pattern, the new run will air in the US in April 2020 and arrive in the UK in June. (A marked improvement from the six-month wait fans endured for season one to make its way over here.)

As reported by TVWise, BBC One has held on to the UK broadcast and streaming rights for season three and it’s going to be business as usual. Expect the new episodes to stream both weekly in a prominent BBC One spot (traditionally Saturday nights) and be available to binge as a box-set on BBC iPlayer.

Read about all the new British TV dramas arriving this year and next, and all the best returning British TV shows coming up.

Season 3 Of Killing Eve Release Date, Cast, Plot And What’s Going To Happen? [Know Here]

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Equal parts of the psychological mind- blender and action-packed series Killing Eve is back with season 3, and we think this season is going to be even better and thriller than the past two. Read the article below to know everything about season 3 of Killing Eve.

Killing Eve Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

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There is no exact date for the release season 3, but we expect the season to air in Spring 2021.

Killing Eve Season 3 Cast: who are all back? Are there new characters this time?

Regardless of what happened in season 2 finale, Sandra Oh was spotted on the sets of season 3, so, inevitably, she is returning as Eve Polastri. Other returning characters are Jodie Comer as Vinanelle and Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens. It is expected that Kim Bodnia (Konstantin), Sean Delaney (Kenny), and Owen McDonnell (Niko) will also be back.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, Games of Thrones fame Gemma Whelan and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire actor Predrag Bjelac (Igor Karkaroff) have also joined the cast. Other people in the cast are Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Raj Bajaj (Doctor Who), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent) and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day).

Killing Eve Season 3 Plot: What can you expect from this season?

One thing that we all know about season 3 is that it is going to be one hell of a thriller and action-filled journey. Jodie Comer is doing her stunts for this season. The actress was spotted with quite the bruiser in between filming shots for the upcoming season in London.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge mentioned that this time she is writing a part of season three on her own, and we want to see how amazing she has written season three for us. She said to Fleabag that “I am going to write myself a part of the season so that Jodie can murder me.”

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Killing Eve Season 3: Release Date, Cast, Story Details, and News

BBC America’s critical and fan darling Killing Eve is returning for a third season! Of course, there wasn’t even time for doubt, since the Killing Eve Season 3 announcement was made in April at the AMC Networks Summit (BBC America is co-owned by AMC and BBC Studios), only one day after the second season premiere. Interestingly enough, the network continued its preemptive renewal strategy in January 2020, giving an early order for Season 4!

Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and Fiona Shaw star in the series that follows MI6 operative Eve (Oh) as she tracks psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Comer)—or is it the other way around? It is based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle book series.

Killing Eve Season 3 is now in production, and here’s everything we know!

Killing Eve Season 3 Trailer

A teaser trailer for Killing Eve Season 3 has arrived. While it contains no footage, the clip manages to convey an ominous message with its shots of familiar items from the series, also revealing a window for the premiere.

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Killing Eve Season 3 Release Date

Killing Eve Season 3 is set to arrive on BBC America in April on a date to revealed, as the first teaser trailer confirms.

Killing Eve Season 3 Cast

Killing Eve‘s third season is getting an influx of cast members. While no character details were provided, EW first reported the addition of seven more actors to the small screen ensemble of espionage.

Gemma Whelan is the clear headliner amongst the shiny-new septet, pictured immediately above in her claim-to-fame role as Yara Greyjoy on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The English actress recently fielded a regular role on the premium cable channel’s historically-set drama series, Gentleman Jack, and fielded runs on BBC shows Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories, along with Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World.

She is joined by the following newcomers:

Pedja Bjelac (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Camille Cottin (Allied, Call My Agent), Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9, Happy Valley), Raj Bajaj (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, Doctor Who), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One, Poldark) and Evgenia Dodina (Your Honor, One Week and a Day).

Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani were the first two new cast members set for Killing Eve’s third season, as revealed back in August. No character details were provided.

Walter is an esteemed veteran London-born actress of stage and screen, who, in 2011, was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her accomplishments. She recently put in TV runs on The End, The Spanish Princess, Black Sails, The Crown and Downton Abbey, as well as a recent film appearance in Rocketman, and appeared in 2015 mega franchise relaunch Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Sapani, also a London-born actor, is probably best known to genre audiences for his role on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful as the facial-scarification-brandishing bodyguard, Sembene. However, he’s banked more recent TV runs on Harlots, MotherFatherSon, Black Earth Rising and The Crown, as well as a duo of blockbuster film appearances in Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Killing Even Season 3 Crew

In what’s becoming a tradition for Killing Eve, Season 3 will see yet another behind-the-scenes shakeup in its creative leadership to continue, as BBC America’s statement put it, “the tradition of passing the baton to a new female writing voice.”

Suzanne Heathcote will serve as lead writer and executive producer, having landed the gig back in April. Heathcote, a British writer, worked on (channel sibling) AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead for 2017’s dynamic third season, in what was her first television tenure. She takes the Killing Eve reigns from actress/writer Emerald Fennell, who held the job during Season 2 after Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge scaled back her involvement after Season 1.

Indeed, we have high hopes for the transition from Fennell to Suzanne Heathcote. “I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands,” show creator Waller-Bridge said in a previous statement.

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“It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve,” said Fennell in a statement. “I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat – I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next.”

“We are overjoyed at this show of love and passion for the show,” said executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. “And delighted to have another fierce woman at the writing helm. We have been so lucky.”

Waller-Bridge will remain onboard as an executive producer, joined in that capacity by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Sandra Oh and new addition Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor, Alias), with Nige Watson producing.

Killing Eve Season 3 Story Details

Some major developments went down in the Killing Eve Season 2 finale. While we know Sandra Oh will be back for Season 3, things looked pretty dire for Eve when Season 2 ended, with the (former?) MI6 agent lying shot in the back in some out-of-the-way Roman ruins, Villanelle walking away.

“I will say the blood is coming from a certain area, and I think that we may move that around, the area of the shot. ,” Oh told Entertainment Weekly. “All that stuff is really being creatively decided right now. What is the meaning of where she shot her? Obviously, it’s somewhere in her back, and in her body, but where it is and how close to the kill. I want to answer this question… next year. I have an idea, but we haven’t shot it yet.”

More news on what Killing Eve Season 3 will look like as it becomes available.

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*SPOILER ALERT* Killing Eve Season 3: PLOT, RELEASE DATE, CAST and more things to know.

The show that is on everyone’s lips- Killing Eve is set to return to our screens after a spectacular season two. Bagging two Golden Globe nominations this year, there is much to look forward to season three coming in April. So here is ALL that you need to know about Killing Eve Season 3.

There’s a new writer in charge

Continuing the tradition of having a different female writer every season three is no different. Susanne Heathcote has taken over the reins after Phoebe Waller-Bridge (season one) and Emerald Fennell’s (season two) successful runs.

CAST: Who all will be joining the cast in Season 3?

There is a slew of new faces joining the cast this season. Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown), Danny Sapani (Star Wars, Penny Dreadful), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Pedja Bjelac (Harry Potter), Camille Cottin (Allied), Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Raj Bajaj (Doctor Who), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), and Evgenia Dodina (Invisible) have been confirmed to be making appearances in various capacities in the new installment.

Season 2 ended with Villanelle played by Jodie Comer shooting Eve Polastri, depicted by Sandra Oh, leaving her presumably dead. All this high tension assassination drama caused everyone to ask whether Oh would be back or not?

In an interview with Porter, Oh said, “So, obviously I didn’t die,” and added how the next season would be about “coming back after that, emotionally.”

PLOT: What will happen in “Killing Eve Season 3”?

Knowing that Eve survives, season 3 could be about her seeking revenge, although knowing her, it seems unlikely. If the show’s synopsis is to be believed, it would be about, “-two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice.”

Season 3 might not even focus on Eve and Villanelle. Oh, also mentioned that the crew was “shooting elsewhere.”

Note: contains MAJOR spoilers for Killing Eve.

There was never any doubt that Killing Eve would be returning for season three. The spy thriller performed incredibly well both here in the UK and across the pond, and ratings, as we all know, are king. Or indeed queen.

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And, lest we forget, there was THAT whopping cliffhanger at the end of season two, which had fans of the show crying out for answers.

We’re incredibly pleased to announce that @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer have acquired a third series of the award-winning spy thriller #KillingEve.https://t.co/By0PssLqyepic.twitter.com/vpOIRrf8NQ

— BBC One (@BBCOne) April 9, 2019

The third season also has a brand-new showrunner, officially solidifying the tradition of a new head writer for every season.

“I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three,” said executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”

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Heathcote was part of the writing team for Fear the Walking Dead’s well-received third season, and will take over from Emerald Fennell, showrunner for season two. Waller-Bridge was showrunner during the first season.

Fennell also praised the idea of having a different showrunner per season, saying: “It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show.

“Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat – I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next.”

We can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next either, so we’ve had a big old speculate.

We’ll be sticking all the latest scoops and facts into this feature as soon as they come in, so do bookmark this page and come back for updates.

Here’s everything you need to know about Killing Eve season three.

Killing Eve season 3 release date: When’s Killing Eve season 3 out?

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One of the major issues for UK Killing Eve fans is the big gap (usually a couple of months) between the show airing in the US and showing up in the UK. It happened on season one and two, and looks set to continue with season three. That’s because the BBC doesn’t air the show traditionally, preferring to stick it on iPlayer as a complete box set.

That means that they have to wait until the final episode has already aired in the States, and therefore have to keep us hanging a minimum of eight weeks before dumping it all onto the streaming service for binge-watchers.

Let’s hope the Beeb sees sense and airs season three in unison with the States when it lands in April of next year (probably). If not, we’ll be waiting until June again.

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Still, there is one positive about the way the BBC handles Killing Eve – having it online means the show is available to fans for longer, allowing it to pick up a bigger audience season to season.

“Great news for audiences in a world where global streaming services can offer unlimited boxsets for as long as they want,” says BBC director general Tony Hall.

This could actually explain the massive viewing figures leap for season two (up 79% on the first season’s opener!) so we’ll just shut up and let the experts get on with it.

Killing Eve season 3 plot: What will Killing Eve season 3 be about?

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It’s a bit hard to predict what season three will be about because the show’s already deviated from the books in so many key ways – whether it’s gender-switching characters, inventing completely new ones, or completely changing canon relationships, the show is its own beast.

The season two showrunner Emerald Fennell previously chatted to The Hollywood Reporter about whether season three would finally deliver the Eve-Villanelle tag team we’ve all been dreaming of.

“As a writer and as someone who’s obsessed with the show in general and with Jodie and Sandra and their electric chemistry, of course we all want them to do a Bonnie and Clyde and a sort of Natural Born Killers and go on a rampage wearing couture,” he said.

” what ruins it for Eve, for both of them, really, is it becoming real.

“Even though they’re in these ruins, even though they’re in the most beautiful city in the world, even though it’s meant to be that the path is cleared for them, it’s madness. The sheer madness of it is suddenly completely apparent. But you can only see that when you get what you want.”

She added: “One of them is a psychopath and one isn’t. Psychologically, you can’t shy away from the fact that they are different creatures fundamentally, on a chemical level. It remains to be seen to what extent Villanelle has been changed by Eve.”

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Also, the fact the drama has another new showrunner, with her own tastes and priorities, means if we did guess, we could be so spectacularly wrong you’d end up sending an assassin after us.

Still, season one had plenty of unanswered questions, and season two had even more, so we’re going to carry on investigating the facts and report back when we have more solid information. Watch this space.

One thing we shouldn’t expect is for Eve to actually get killed (despite the season two cliffhanger), as producer Sally Woodward Gentle points out, the title isn’t supposed to be taken literally.

“It is called Killing Eve but also Eve is all women, so what does that mean? Who knows?”

Wait, what? Eve is all women? This has opened up a huge can of meta-interpretation for us now. Oh My G, there was that scene where Villanelle ate an apple! So who’s Adam in this scenario – Niko?

We sense we’re getting carried away.

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Maybe the ‘killing’ refers to her being in the process of being killed, emotionally, by her obsession/relationship with Jodie Comer’s Villanelle. Or maybe ‘killing’ is some slang term for being awesome we haven’t been introduced to yet. STOPPING NOW.

There’s also the fact that Sandra Oh has been spotted filming in London, confirming that Eve is alive and kicking, but not, as the photos suggest, at her best. Her character looks incredibly anxious yet again, wearing a “kill me now” expression (ironic) as she holds a hand containing a lit cigarette dramatically to her head.

The fun never stops.

Jodie Comer gave some insight to EW in terms of what to expect in season three after THAT cliffhanger.

“Whether it’s fatal – now what we’re going to see is how Villanelle now has moved on from that,” the actress said.

“I can’t really say too much because of obviously how and where are we going to take this story. But it’s a question of: How much does Eve mean to Villanelle? Everyone who watches the show has a different view and their own interpretation, and they feel that it is love and it is deep and it is meaningful.

“And then there was another side to it that is very twisted. Does Villanelle understand the concept of love? She’s very warped in relationships and her connections to people.

“What I do believe of Villanelle, though, is her life is the most important thing to her. So maybe she was going to let it go to the very last breath. But I think in that moment, she needs help, and Eve sees that. And you have to see that in order for that moment to be believable.

“It was such a huge, huge moment to film, and it was shot over a couple of days. It’s so crazy, energetic, strenuous. After that shot of Villanelle being strangled, everyone was like, ‘Now we can believe that this woman is driven to this impulse of saving her’, because she is literally turning purple.”

“It’s that thing of: You believe someone’s dead, then you live with the fact that someone’s dead and then they’re not,” the actress says. “How do you come back from that? How does that change your relationship that you once had? Does it? Is there a new opportunity? Is there a chance or is there a need to finish what you did? That’s probably going to be the biggest thing for Villanelle.”

Killing Eve season 3 cast: Who will be in Killing Eve season 3?

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Despite season two’s cliffhanger, we now know that Oh will be back as intelligence officer Eve Polastri, and Jodie Comer’s Villanelle has always been a guarantee.

We’re also hoping Fiona Shaw will reprise her role as MI6 agent, Carolyn Martens. There’s certainly a massive plot thread that needs resolving following the events of season two.

And we reckon the likes of Sean Delaney and Nina Sosanya will also probably return.

Fingers crossed that we’ll finally get our wish and see show creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge on the show.

She has revealed that she wants to write herself into season three of the hit drama so she can be brutally killed by Jodie Comer’s Villanelle.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: “I was like, I am going to write myself a part so that I can be murdered by Jodie.”

Excitingly, some new faces have also been added to the cast. Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown) and Danny Sapani (Harlots, The Crown) will feature in the upcoming season in currently unnamed roles.

ANNOUNCING Production begins on @bbcamerica’s Emmy®-Nominated hit series #KillingEve’s Third Season. Dame Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani join the cast for the third season alongside new lead writer and executive producer Suzanne Heathcote. https://t.co/nUJy9Igoc2 pic.twitter.com/bpUciPeh26

— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) August 19, 2019

Killing Eve season 3 trailer: When will we see Killing Eve season 3’s trailer?

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Not yet, sadly. Going on past experience we’re confident in saying it’ll probably land in March of 2020.

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BBC America has renewed its acclaimed Killing Eve for a fourth season, months ahead of its Season 3 premiere this spring.

“How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve? It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years,” AMC Networks Entertainment Group president Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “The reason for this series’ emphatic embrace is the brilliant women who breathed it into being: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and it’s fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Season 3 lead writer Suzanne Heathcote takes Eve, Villanelle and Carolyn to places more thrilling, twisted and surprising than ever. Our addicted fans will not be disappointed.”

“I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey,” said executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. “It is testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early — the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team. We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce and dedicated people.”

Following in the footsteps of Season 1’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Season 2’s Emerald Fennell and the upcoming season’s Suzanne Heathcote, Killing Eve will continue its tradition of naming a new female lead writer for Season 4.

Simulcast on BBC America and AMC, Season 2 of Killing Eve had the highest rate of growth of any returning TV drama since the final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad in 2013, doubling its freshman audience in Live+SD ratings, to north of 1 million total viewers.

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