Mere hours after BBC America renewed Killing Eve for a third season, the BBC has picked up the UK rights to the new season. It will air in both a linear slot on BBC One and will be made available as a boxset on BBC Three (via iPlayer). Endeavor Content handles global sales.
“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”, said Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Director of Content. “In the mean-time Villanelle and Eve will be returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a second series soon.”
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows Eve, a bored MI5 security officer whose desk job does not fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. When Eve is tasked with tracking down Villanelle – a fearsome assassin clinging to the luxuries her violent job affords her – before she can strike again, the two women are thrown into a cat-and-mouse game that turns the traditional spy-thriller on its head.
The drama series, which was created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is produced by Sid Gentle Ltd and stars Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw. Joining the cast for season two is Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel and guest star Julian Barrett. Executive producers for season three are Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Sandra Oh. Emerald Fennell and Suzanne Heathcote are boarding as lead writers for season three. Heathcote will also executive produce.