Filming is now underway on the third season of BBC America’s critically acclaimed dramatic series, Killing Eve. The Award-winning drama’s second season more than doubled season two’s number of viewers who tuned in to watch each episode on the day they premiered. According to BBC America, the third season grew by 87% among adults 25 through 54. That increase was enough to put Killing Eve in first place among all TV drama’s in season-over-season ratings during the past four years.
The cast of Killing Eve is led by Emmy nominee Jodie Comer as Villanelle and Emmy nominee Sandra Oh as Eve. In addition to announcing the start of production on season three, BBC America announced Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown) and Danny Sapani (Harlots, The Crown) have joined the cast.
Season three has Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) taking over as lead writer, a change behind-the-scenes that’s in keeping with the show’s tradition of “passing the baton to a new female writing voice,” per BBC America. Heathcote will executive produce with Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Sandra Oh, and new executive producer Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor). Nige Watson produces the series based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.
Killing Eve is a Sid Gentle Films Ltd production for BBC America.
A Look Back at the Season 2 Plot:
Killing Eve revolves around Eve, an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. In the second season, the action picked up just 36 seconds after the end of the final episode of season one. Villanelle had disappeared and Eve was left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed was alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve had to find Villanelle before someone else did…but unfortunately, she wasn’t the only person looking for her.
The second season ended with Carolyn (played by Fiona Shaw) betraying Eve and Villanelle seemingly putting an end to her disturbing, dysfunctional relationship with Eve by shooting her.