March 16, 2021

It was announced today that Killing Eve's upcoming fourth season will be its last. The news arrives over a year after the spy thriller was renewed for Season 4, but it will still be some time until audiences see how Eve and Villanelle's cat-and-mouse chase finally ends, as it is not scheduled to return until next year.

The British series premiered in 2018 as one of the year's most-talked about new entries. Over the course of its run it has garnered widespread praise from both audiences and critics, who have been enthralled by its gripping storylines and the strong performances of its cast. In 2019, lead actresses Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer picked 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 with dreams 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.

Today's news also comes with word that BBC America is exploring a number of spin-off ideas that could continue the Killing Eve universe with supporting characters from the series. There is nothing concrete to report on this, however, and it will be likely be quite some time before we hear any more details.

Filming of the final season of Killing Eve is set to begin this summer, with a premiere expected in 2022.