Contains spoilers for Killing Eve season 2.
The thrilling, murderous yet oddly comical series starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh will return for a third outing and explore the cat and mouse relationship between Eve Polastri and assassin Villanelle.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content said: “It’s fantastic news that there will be a third series of this award winning hit drama and we’re delighted UK audiences will be able to see Killing Eve exclusively on the BBC. In the mean-time Villanelle and Eve will be returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a second series soon.”
Killing Eve season 3: Who’s in it?
We know the series will star Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri (despite what happened at the end of season two - she's been spotted on set), Jodie Comer as Villanelle and Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens. It’s expected other cast members including Kim Bodnia (Konstantin), Sean Delaney (Kenny) and Owen McDonnell (Niko) will also be back.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Game Of Thrones star Gemma Whelan and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire actor Predrag Bjelac (Igor Karkaroff) have also joined the cast.
Other names reported to have signed up for season three include Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Raj Bajaj (Doctor Who), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent) and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day).
Previously it was announced that Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani will star. Jodie herself shared the news on Twitter, and she's clearly thrilled about it.
Season two stars that will be absent include Edward Bluemel (Hugo) and Adrian Scarborough (Raymond) after their characters met their ends in Rome during series two.
There has been a shake-up in terms of the show’s writing for season three, as per tradition. Season one was penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and series two was written by Emerald Fennell, while the third set of episodes will be the creation of Suzanne Heathcote.
"I'm very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three," said executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. "We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote's hilariously murderous hands."
"Inheriting some of Phoebe's characters was a treat – I can't wait to see what Suzanne does next,” Emerald Fennell added.
Killing Eve season 3: What’s it about?
At this stage, it really is anyone’s guess. Season two saw Villanelle team up with Carolyn, Eve and co. on a major undercover mission but who knows whether she'll continue to co-operate in series three. Watch this space.
We've only been given the smallest of glimpses in the form of BBC's 2020 teaser trailer, which features Jodie Comer's Villanelle looking pensive.
Killing Eve season 3: When’s it on TV?
If the pattern of series one and two is followed, it should air on America in the early part of 2020, following on in the UK after the series has ended in the US. However, the beeb may show the series earlier in the UK by popular demand – we’re sure British fans of the show would be thrilled.
Killing Eve airs on BBC America in the US and BBC Three in the UK.
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