‘Killing Eve’ Renewed For Season 4 Before Season 3 Even Airs
Season 3 might now even be out until later this year, but BBC America has already renewed hit drama ‘Killing Eve‘ for a 4th Season it has been announced.
Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, ‘Killing Eve’ began following Sandra Oh (‘Grey’s Anatomy’) as Eve, a bored MI5 security officer whose desk job does not fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Jodie Comer (‘Doctor Foster’) played Villanelle, a fearsome assassin clinging to the luxuries her violent job affords her. When Eve was tasked with tracking down Villanelle before she can strike again, the two women were thrown into a cat-and-mouse game that turns the traditional spy-thriller on its head.
The renewal isn’t a huge surprise given what a massive hit the show has been. “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,” commented Sarah Barnett, President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios (joint owners of BBC America). “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.”
The upcoming 3rd Season will see Sandra Oh return as Eve with Jodie Comer back as Villanelle on screen, along with new cast including Dame Harriet Walter (‘Succession’), Danny Sapani (‘Harlots’), Gemma Whelan (‘Game of Thrones’), Camille Cottin (‘Call My Agent’), Steve Pemberton (‘Inside No. 9’), 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’).
There will be some changes again behind the camera, as the show continues their tradition of switching up the lead writers. Phoebe Waller-Bridge was lead writer on Season 1, then Emerald Fennell took over as lead writer in Season 2. Suzanne Heathcote (‘Fear the Walking Dead’, ‘See’) take the reins for Season 3, and a new as-yet-unnamed female writer will helm Season 4.
In the US, 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 Season 1 audience. In the UK, the drama was the most-watched series of 2019 on BBC iPlayer with 40.4M requests.
“I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey,” adds 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.”
‘Killing Eve‘ Season 3 premieres Spring 2020 on BBC America & AMC in the US, and will then land as a boxset on BBC Three/iPlayer later in the year.
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