Months ahead of Killing Eve’s return for a third season, BBC America has announced the deadly drama series will be back for a fourth. The award-winning show won’t return until sometime this spring, but given its skyrocketing profile among critics and audiences alike, it’s understandable the network was absolutely itching to renew it.
Sarah Barnett, President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said in a statement:
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. 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.
BBC America has been behind this show in a big way from the beginning: They renewed it for a second season days before it even premiered. Everything Waller-Bridge touches turns to gold nowadays, and Killing Eve is no exception.
Killing Eve’s fourth season will feature a new female lead writer, as have each of its first three: Waller-Bridge oversaw Season 1 before giving way to Emerald Fennell in the second, Heathcote in the third and “another incredible talent” (TBA) in the fourth. The series is based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novellas, named for the psychopathic assassin played by Comer (an Emmy winner for her work) in the series.
In Season 3, Oh, Comer, Shaw and Kim Bodnia will be joined in the series’ cast by 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).
Gentle, Lee Morris, Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Jeff Melvoin, Heathcote and Oh are executive producers on Season 3. Stay tuned for further updates on the series’ return.
Killing Eve’s first two seasons, each eight episodes, are streaming on Hulu, in case you have yet to dabble.