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."
The BBC shared a sneak peek on Valentine's Day, showing Eve and Villanelle and revealing the show will air in the US in April. Sadly, we still don't know when it will follow on in the UK.
Excitingly though, we've been treated to a new trailer, showing Villanelle saying she's moved on from her "dead" ex, only to then be told Eve is actually alive.
From the look of this trailer, the series is going to be pacy and full of drama - we wouldn't expect anything less.
Killing Eve season 3: Who’s in it?
We know the series will star Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, Jodie Comer as Villanelle and Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens. 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. Although trailers suggest Villanelle is as chaotic as ever. 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.
Killing Eve season 3: When’s it on TV?
The show airs in America on 12 April at 9pm and, unlike previous seasons, will then be available immediately for UK fans.
The BBC has confirmed series three will arrive here on 13 April, with new episodes available every Monday from 6am.
They will then air regularly on BBC One each Sunday night from 19 April.
Killing Eve airs on BBC America in the US from 12 April and on BBC iPlayer from 13 April.
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