‘Killing Eve’ is an American drama television series that airs on BBC America, which is co-owned by BBC Studios and AMC Networks. Produced in the UK by Sid Gentle Films and developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the show is based on British author Luke Jennings’ novella series Codename Villanelle, which were originally published as separate Kindle novellas between 2014 and 2016 and later compiled into a series in 2018. Like the novella series, the show follows an MI6 operative who is tasked with finding a brilliant assassin.
BBC America first commissioned ‘Killing Eve’ in November 2016, and a bit less than two years later, Season 1 of the show, consisting of eight episodes, premiered on April 8, 2018. The show immediately made an impact on television critics and viewers alike, who praised it for its premise and the performances by its main cast members. Unsurprisingly, BBC America was quick to renew the show, and Season 2, also consisting of eight episodes, premiered on April 7, 2019. While fans of the show were wondering what would come next, BBC America did not keep them waiting, and renewed the show for a third season a day after the second season premiere. Here’s everything you need to know about the next season.
Killing Eve Cast: Who’s in it?
‘Killing Eve’ primarily revolves around the relationship between the MI6 agent and the assassin, and consequently, it has two main protagonists. Sandra Oh plays the part of Eve Polastri, the MI6 agent, while Jodie Comer plays the role of the assassin, Villanelle / Oksana Astankova.
Further, other important cast members include Fiona Shaw as MI6 Russian Section head Carolyn Martens, Darren Boyd as Eve’s supervisor Frank Haleton, Owen McDonnell as Eve’s husband Niko Polastri, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Eve’s assistant Elena Felton, Sean Delaney as MI6 hacker Kenny Stowton, David Haig as Eve’s associate Bill Pargrave, and Kim Bodnia as Villanelle’s handler Konstantin Vasiliev. In Season 2, Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel, and Julian Barratt joins the show alongside its other stars.
As far as the cast of Season 3 is concerned, we have no news about any additions as of now, but we expect most of the aforementioned cast members to make a comeback and reprise their roles. However, if and when BBC America announces additions to the cast for Season 3, we will update this section to reflect the same.