Killing Eve is returning for its third series, and we can’t wait to catch up with MI6 operative Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the world’s most stylish assassin.
The show has racked up its fair share of awards and nominations — Comer took home the 2019 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Oh won the same prize at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and it’s nominated at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Television Series - Drama. With series 3 around the corner, Killing Eve shows no signs of slowing down. Fans will obviously have plenty to look forward to, including more of Eve and Villanelle’s off-the-charts chemistry, some gorgeous European locations, and the much-needed answers to that shocking final shot in the series 2 finale.
An official premiere date hasn’t been announced yet — but rest assured, Killing Eve returns this year, and soon. According to the BBC, you can expect series 3 to air in spring 2020.
Killing Eve already boasts one of the finest cast ensembles on television, but the line-up just got a whole lot bigger with the addition of nine new cast members. Some familiar faces are joining, including Gemma Whelan, who you may recognise as Yara Greyjoy from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter alum Pedja Bjelac, Succession guest star Dame Harriet Walter, and Raj Bajaj from the holiday favourite Netflix movie A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day), and Danny Sapani (Harlots) are also joining the show.
The characters have yet to be announced, however, and in the world of Killing Eve, there’s no telling who any of these new faces will be. Are they new MI6 agents? Rival assassins or new clients? Maybe they’re old friends of Eve’s or characters from Villanelle’s long and mysterious past. Either way, considering Killing Eve’s lengthy kill list, the odds that they’ll all make it out of this series alive...aren’t looking great. Which, of course, makes it all the more exciting.
Production on this upcoming series began several months ago, according to BBC America, who commission the show, but that’s not all. Just this week, the network announced that Killing Eve would also be renewed for a fourth series. The award-winning show will be passing the baton to another talented woman lead writer, following in the footsteps of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennel, and Suzanne Heathcote on the first, second, and third series, respectively.
There’s plenty to look forward to, but if you’re looking to catch up, you’re in luck — series 1 and 2 of Killing Eve are available on iPlayer.