Killing Eve renewed for Season 4
James R | On 03, Jan 2020
Killing Eve has already been renewed for a fourth season, months before the third has even premiered.
The series, based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, stars Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster) as the cat-and-mouse duo of Eve and Vilanelle, a bored MI5 security officer tasked with tracking down the fearsome assassin.
Season 2 of the thriller was the biggest show on BBC iPlayer last year, racking up a staggering 40.4m requests on iPlayer, over 10m requests more than the next closest series. Season 3 had already been ordered before its debut, with BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw and BAFTA nominee Kim Bodnia also returning to star.
Season 3 will also add 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). Executive producers for the upcoming season are Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Jeff Melvoin, Suzanne Heathcote and Sandra Oh.
Before that can debut, though, a fourth has been given the green light.
“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,” says Sarah Barnett, President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “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.”
“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 will continue its tradition of passing the baton to a new female lead writer every season – from Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the first season, to Emerald Fennell in the second, to Suzanne Heathcote in the third, and in its fourth, to another talent, still to be announced.
Catch up with our review of Season 2 here.