Killing Eve renewed for a third season at BBC America
Following the series’ second season premiere last night, BBC America has announced the season three renewal of the hit drama series Killing Eve. British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will be replacing Emerald Fennell as the new showrunner.
“It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat – I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next,” Fennell said.
“I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands,” Waller-Bridge said.
The next season will be executive produced by the series’ star Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh along with season two’s co-showrunner Sally Woodward Gentle and Waller-Bridge. Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Jeff Mevloin are also set to serve as executive producers.
“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks,” AMC Networks president Sarah Barnett said. “Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emerald Fennell have delivered two addictively entertaining seasons. As we did last year, we’re renewing Killing Eve right out of the gate, now with Suzanne Heathcote as lead writer, as a sign of confidence — we adore this show as much as our fans do. Killing Eve doesn’t do anything in a templated way; we love giving opportunity to three genius women to make their mark.”
In addition a new promo has been released for Killing Eve‘s upcoming episode 2.02 titled “Nice and Neat,” which is set premiere on April 14. Check out the video below!
The new episode’s synopsis reads: “Carolyn introduces Eve to her new team before Eve briefs them on the Villanelle case; Villanelle, needing to lie low while she recovers, finds a good Samaritan to take her in and care for her; Eve finds out a secret that Carolyn has been hiding.”
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (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.
Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, and Emerald Fennell with Sandra Oh co-executive producing. Elinor Day serves as series producer. The second season is currently shooting in Europe.
New episodes premiere every Sundays on BBC America.