Game of Thrones, Harry Potter alums & more join Killing Eve season 3
After almost three months of starting production on the highly-anticipated third season of the acclaimed BBC thriller series Killing Eve, the roster has seen a large growth with seven new stars signing on to join the cast, including Game of Thrones‘ Gemma Whelan and Harry Potter‘s Pedja Bjelac, according to Entertainment Weekly.
In addition to Whelan and Bjelac, the cast has also added Call My Agent‘s Camille Cottin, Inside No. 9‘s Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One) and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day). No character descriptions have been given for the seven new stars.
The series left off with an explosive cliffhanger at the end of season two, as Carolyn seemingly betrayed Eve (Sandra Oh) before Villanelle (Jodie Comer) shot Eve, leaving her for dead in Rome. In the next season of Killing Eve, Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will be replacing Emerald Fennell as the new showrunner and lead writer which is in line with the show’s tradition of passing the baton to a new female writing voice.
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Season 2 earned nine Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for both Oh and Comer.
Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Jeff Melvoin and Damon Thomas with Sandra Oh co-executive producing. Nige Watson serves as series producer.
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