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Killing Eve renewed for third season

Killing Eve

Story by Jack Foley

HIT BBC series Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season the day after its sophomore run began in the US.

The news was announced on Monday at a summit for AMC Networks (including BBC America and IFC) by group president Sarah Barnett, who said: “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.”

In keeping with its new tradition of handing off the show-runner reigns to a new female writing voice, British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear The Walking Dead) will now take over for Emerald Fennell, who in turn took over from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Waller-Bridge commented: “I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”

The series, which stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as an MI6 operative and psychopath assassin, became a TV sensation during its first season run last year, bucking the trend of most modern TV programmes by actually gaining viewers each week, buoyed by positive reviews.

It also picked up a number of awards for both Oh and Comer.

The second season of Killing Eve is due to air on BBC1 later this year. As yet, no date has been set.