Killing Eve receives a Season 3 order straight off the heels of its Season 2 premiere.
Just one day after its Season 2 premiere, BBC America on Monday announced Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season.
The series about feminine duo — an MI6 operative (Sandra Oh) and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) bound by mutual obsession – is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings
In the forthcoming season, Suzanne Heathcote will be taking over for Emerald Fennell as lead writer and executive producer. Fennell is set to take over as creator for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“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,” said Waller-Bridge.
“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 think the key thing is maintaining a through-line with the incredible understanding our actors have of their characters,” Barnett said. “So much of the show has been established, I think, in terms of these characters and in terms of this amazing casting… I think that there’s a lot that will keep this show going…if the writers change season to season, it’s about picking great people.”
The series earned two Emmy award nominations and 14 BAFTA TV Award nominations, with Oh taking home a Screen Actors Guild award in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series category.