Killing Eve renewed for Season 3

Killing Eve renewedKilling Eve has just been renewed for a third season, just ahead of the premiere of its second season. This follows the same pattern as last year’s almost instant renewal for a second season even as the first season just began. The third season will also be getting a new showrunner in Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead.)

Killing Eve revolves around the suspenseful and unpredictable chase between MI6 operative, Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and their growing fascination with one another.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge was head writer and showrunner for the first season before opting to focus on her critically-acclaimed show, Fleabag, and leaving season two duties to Emerald Fennell (Call the Midwife).

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, Variety reports. Jeff Mevloin (Designated SurvivorAlias) also joins the team as executive producer.

Sarah Barnett, President, Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks, expressed her excitement about the renewal in a statement:

“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our 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.”

Fennell said:

“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.”

Waller-Bridge shared her thoughts as well:

“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.”

Woodward Gentle also said:

“We are overjoyed at this show of love and passion for the show.  And delighted to have another fierce woman at the writing helm. We have been so lucky.”

The show also just earned 15 BAFTA TV Award nominations, including Leading Actress nominations for Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Supporting Actress nomination for Fiona Shaw and Supporting Actor nomination for Kim Bodnia.

Killing Eve season two airs every Sunday on BBC America.