‘Killing Eve’ Earns an Early Third Season Renewal Order

Killing Eve Season 2
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in ‘Killing Eve ‘ season 2 (Photo by Parisa Taghizadeh / BBCAmerica)

BBC America’s critically acclaimed drama Killing Eve has been picked up for a third season just one day after the series’ second season premiere. Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh lead the cast of the award-winning thriller based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novellas.

Season three has Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, and Sandra Oh committed to executive produce. The behind-the-scenes team will also include Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor, Alias) who’s joining the series as an executive producer.

As with season one and two, season three’s lead writer will be female. Phoebe Waller-Bridge was the season one lead writer and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Women) handled the job for season two. Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) is taking on the lead writer position for the third season.

“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks,” stated Sarah Barnett, President, Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks. “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.”

“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,” said Emerald Fennell.

“I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season 3. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands,” added Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

The Killing Eve Plot:

“Killing Eve revolves around Eve (Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Comer) in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act.

In the second season, the action picks up just 30 seconds after the end of the final episode of season one. Villanelle has disappeared and Eve is left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does… but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.”