announced Monday that Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season. The critically acclaimed drama stars Sandra Oh as MI6 operative Eve and Jodie Comer as the psychopathic assassin Villanelle.
Killing Eve’s second season premiered on BBC America and AMC on Sunday night. The series is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings. It also stars Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, the head of MI6’s Russia Section, and Kim Bodnia as Konstantin, Villanelle’s handler.
The third season of the Emmy-nominated series will be helmed by Suzanne Heathcote, who will be taking over from the second season’s showrunner Emerald Fennell. The season will be executive produced by Oh, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Jeff Mevloin and the show’s original creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC America and distributed by Endeavor Content.
“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks,” said Sarah Barnett, the President of Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks, in a statement. “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.”
“I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season 3,” Waller-Bridge said. “We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”
Watch the trailer for season two of the hit series below.