AMC President of Entertainment Networks Sarah Barnett just announced Killing Eve season 3 order, according to Bleeding Cool’s TV Editor, Ray Flook, who is attending the AMC Networks summit in New York City.
The new third season of Killing Eve will also have a new showrunner, with Suzanne Heathcote taking over for the departing Emerald Fennell, who helmed the entirety of the second season of the acclaimed show.
“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our 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.”
-AMC President of Entertainment Networks Sarah Barnett
Killing Eve tells the story of Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), an MI5 agent who develops a fixation on a mysterious and prolific serial killer she has dubbed “Villanelle” (Jodie Comer). Comer is absolutely chilling as Oksana Astankova/Villanelle, the unhinged Russian assassin who Eve has been researching.
Villanelle finds out about Eve’s investigation, and in turn becomes obsessed with Eve – as a multi-national game of cat-and-mouse ensues. It’s gripping television, with Oh and Comer bringing their A-games to every scene they are in.
Oh was nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the show and rightly so: she does excellent work with excellent material.
Based on the Codename Villanelle series of novels by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve was brought to life by Phoebe Waller Bridge (Fleabag) for the show’s first eight-episode season. BBC America green-lit season 2 before the first season had completed its run, with shooting on season 2 underway since June of 2018.