Following the series’ second season premiere last night, BBC America has announced the season three renewal of the hit drama series Killing Eve. Starring Sandra Oh and Fiona Shaw, 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.
BBC America has ordered a third season of the acclaimed series with a new lead writer, executive producer and showrunner, Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead). The British writer will replace Emerald Fennell who was at the helm in Season 2, taking over for creator/executive producer and season one lead writer/showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, the third season will be executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Sandra Oh. Jeff Melvoin also joins the team as executive producer.
BBC America announced the news’ yesterday (April 8) with a Tweet. A BBC spokesperson said: “The show was commissioned by BBC America and so they have the rights to show it first. BBC public service in the UK has acquired the UK rights to the show.”
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) April 8, 2019
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 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.”