Killing Eve's sophomore run ended on a major cliffhanger (consider this your spoiler warning!), but fortunately for fans of intelligence agent Eve Polastri and her obsession, the female assassin Villanelle, the show is already guaranteed a third season.
Here's what we know about its next chapter so far so far:
BBC America announced the renewal in early April and production on the new season started in August.
But at this point, it's unclear exactly when the third chapter of the series will air. Regardless of the premiere date, the show will be going into its third season with some serious critical acclaim. Killing Eve picked up nine Emmy Award nominations this year including best actress nods for both Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.
There will be a new showrunner for the third season.
Showrunners for the series are making a habit of sticking around for just one season. Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge served as head writer for season one before passing the baton to Emerald Fennell for season two, and now, Susanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will head up season three.
"Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emerald Fennell have delivered two addictively entertaining seasons," Sarah Barnett, the president of entertainment networks for AMC, said in a statement. "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."
Both Fennell and Waller-Bridge shared their excitement for Heathcote in a statement.
"It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat–I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next,” Fennell said.
Waller-Bridge shared similar sentiments.
"I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season 3. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands," she said.
And some new faces in the cast.
Actors Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown) and Danny Sapani (Star Wars, Penny Dreadful) are joining the cast, as are Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Pedja Bjelac (Harry Potter), Camille Cottin (Allied) Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Raj Bajaj (Doctor Who), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), and Evgenia Dodina (Invisible).
Waller-Bridge could appear on-screen in season three.
Speaking to The Mirror, she revealed that she'd love to be a character killed by Villanelle, and is considering writing herself into the next season.
"I was like, I am going to write myself a part so that I can be murdered by Jodie," she said.
The show is based on Luke Jennings's Codename Villanelle novellas.
But it isn't a strict adaptation.
"The book and the series are different but they do absolutely exist in the same imaginative universe," Jennings told T&C in a previous interview. "So Villanelle and Eve have many, many adventures and some of them are in the novels and some of them are on TV, and that’s sort of how I see it all."
If you'd like to read about some of those other adventures, his new book, Villanelle: No Tomorrow, is available now.
How will the show resolve the season 2 cliffhanger?
At this point, it's unclear whether Eve is alive or dead, after being shot by Villanelle in the season 2 finale.
"Who knows what’s going to happen in the future—whether [Eve] is even alive or whether they could be together happily after," executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle told Deadline.
"What would that really look like if you ever have a happily ever after with a psychopathic assassin? So I think you’ve just got to keep that alive and keep that sense of mystery and surprise going. So I hope that what the fans ask: “what’s going to happen next to this relationship?"
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