The spy thriller nabs another early pickup.
January 3, 2020
BBC America announced today that Killing Eve has been renewed for a fourth season. The good news once again arrives early, this time months ahead of its Season 3 premiere, which isn't expected until the spring.
The spy thriller premiered in 2018 as one of the year's most-talked about new entries. It quickly garnered widespread praise among both critics and audiences, who became enthralled by its gripping storylines and the strong performances of its cast. Season 2 continued that trend, with the shows leads, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, picking up Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes and Emmys respectively.
Based on the 'Villanelle' novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows two opposing spies. On one side is Eve, a sharp MI-5 security services officer who is stuck at a desk job that doesn't fulfill her dream of being a spy. Opposing her is Villanelle, a psychopathic, yet intelligent, killer who loves the luxuries her violent job provides her. By the nature of their occupations, these two relentless women become equally obsessed with each other, and face off in an epic cat and mouse game of tradecraft.
Look for Season 3 of Killing Eve this spring, with Season 4 targeted for 2021 on both BBC America and AMC.
I've come to the realization that I don't much like the two main characters. The first season sharply defined the intellectual battle between the two and was full of surprises. But let's face it, why would Eve be drawn to Villanelle unless she herself is just as empty a human being?