Ahead of its third season premiere in the spring, Killing Eve has already been renewed for a fourth season from BBC America.
Based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve revolves around Eve (Sandra Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter) also stars as Eve’s MI6 boss and handler.
“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 of 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.”
Killing Eve was created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), which she wrote and led for the first season before handing off showrunning duties to Emerald Fennel for the second. The third season will be led by Suzanne Heathcote (Fear The Walking Dead). Once the season wraps, she will hand off showrunning duties to a new writer for the fourth season as is the show’s tradition of a new female lead writer for each season.
“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.”
The third season will see several newcomers to star alongside Oh, Comer and Shaw. Joining them will be 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).