BBC America has picked up Killing Eve for a third season. The renewal comes shortly after the show’s second season premiered state-side. BBC One and BBC Three, who air the series on this side of the pond, hold rights to season two but have yet to set a premiere date.
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. The series is based on the novellas by Luke Jennings. 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.
“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks,” said Sarah Barnett, President of Entertainment Networks for AMC 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.”