There’s no Killing Eve as hit BBC drama is renewed for 4th series

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Brilliant BBC drama Killing Eve has been confirmed for a fourth series before season three has even premiered.

You just can’t kill-off a top drama, which is why BBC America has confirmed that series producer Sid Gentle Films has been booked to take Killing Eve into a fourth season.

The third series is due to hit our screens this spring.

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Murder most horrid: Villanelle set to bring more lives to a grisly end.

In case you haven’t seen any of it yet – shame on you – Killing Eve is a tense drama about a viciously unhinged assassin, played by Jodie Comer, and her relationship with a cookie and relentless detective, played by Sandra Oh.

Massive confidence

“How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve?” Said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios.

“It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on US 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 it’s 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.”

“I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey,” said executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle.

“It is testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early – the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team.

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Dramatic return: Killing Eve 4 booked before series 3 has aired.

“We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce and dedicated people.”

Writer yet to be announced

Killing Eve will continue its tradition of passing the baton to a new female lead writer every season – from Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the first season, to Emerald Fennell in the second, to Suzanne Heathcote in the third, and in its fourth, to another incredible talent, to be announced.

Season two of Killing Eve had the highest rate of growth of any returning TV drama since the final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad in 2013, doubling its season one audience.

Most recently, BBC America announced new additions to the cast for the upcoming third season of Killing Eve, which included: Dame Harriet Walter (Succession), Danny Sapani (Harlots), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent),  Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Raj Bajaj (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), Pedja Bjelac (Harry Potter) and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day).

Executive producers for the upcoming season are Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Jeff Melvoin, Suzanne Heathcote and Sandra Oh.

Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC America and is financed and distributed by Endeavor Content.

The series is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.