Killing Eve fans are kicking off 2020 with some great news. The BBC America series ended its second season with a cliffhanger that will be solved this year when season three debuts in the spring. It’s always a dangerous gamble to get invested in a series because (most of the time) any season could be the last round. But, according to Variety, Killing Eve season four is a sure thing. That’s right, you can breathe a little easier knowing that this show will stick around for a little while.
Killing Eve has thrilled fans and critics alike with its constant twists and addictive storylines. And, the show has snapped up a host of awards, including a Peabody Award and British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series award in 2019. Star Sandra Oh got the recognition she deserves as an actress through Killing Eve with a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. And, in a world with a bajillion shows and often abysmal ratings, this show is keeping fans attention. So, it’s no surprise that the network will want to keep things going.
AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios president Sarah Barnett spoke further with BBC America about the no-brainer decision and what fans can expect in the upcoming season.
“How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve? It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years. The reason for this series’ emphatic embrace is the brilliant women who breathed it into being: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and its fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle.
Season 3 lead writer Suzanne Heathcote takes Eve, Villanelle and Carolyn to places more thrilling, twisted and surprising than ever. Our addicted fans will not be disappointed.”
Killing Eve has set a precedent of having a new woman showrunner for each season with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, and Suzanne Heathcote in charge of the first, second, and third seasons, respectively. Right now, there’s no word on who will lead Season 4 but it’s hard to imagine that the show would break this stride.
Killing Eve announced the renewal on its official Twitter page with a simple message saying they were dying to tell fans. There’s also a photo of Eve Polastri and Villanelle facing each other attached to the tweet.
We’ve been dying to tell you… #KillingEve Season 4. ? https://t.co/0pqOIFh5Jk pic.twitter.com/BttEBO00s2
— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) January 3, 2020
Executive Producer Sally Woodward Gentle also released a statement via BBC America expressing her joy over yet another season renewal. Here’s what she had to say:
“I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey. It is testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early – the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team. We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce and dedicated people.”
We’re dying to see what will happen next as Killing Eve preps for at least two more seasons of heart-pounding and bloody spy drama.
Image Credit: Gareth Gatrell/BBC America