'Killing Eve' season 3: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about BBC America's spy thriller
There's drama, there are sociopath assassins, gory murders and a gripping sexually charged cat-and-mouse chase between two epic leading ladies
'Killing Eve' once again managed to prove it is the best spy thriller on our TV screens today with its season 2 finale. There's drama, there are sociopath assassins, gory murders, and a gripping sexually charged cat-and-mouse chase between two epic leading ladies.
But while season 2 managed to leave us with its fair share of unanswered questions, fans can comfort their curiosity knowing that a season 3 has already been greenlit. The news arrived shortly after the season 2 premiere in April 2019, and while that did not prep us for the teasing cliffhanger the finale ended on, it sure did offer some light on what we can expect after our titular MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) was treated so viciously by her former target turned partner, Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
The official release date of the upcoming season of 'Killing Eve' hasn't been revealed yet, even though news of the renewal came way back in April. Season 2's finale aired Sunday, May 26, but the entire season is set to premiere in the U.K. June 8, so fans will have to undergo a long tiresome wait until a release date for season 3 is officially announced.
Where to watch:
'Killing Eve' airs on Sundays, at 9 pm, only on BBC America.
Spoiler alert, but last we saw Eve and Villanelle, the former had rejected the latter's proposal to run off and live their happy Bonnie and Clyde-esque life in Rome, which made our serial assassin shoot her, despite being in love with her. So the biggest mystery right now - something similar to the mystery hovering over the season 2 premiere - is whether Eve is actually dead or not.
Season 1 ended with Eve stabbing Villanelle in the guts, and season 2 followed suit, but the roles were reversed. So as Eve lay bleeding amid the ruins of what once was a glorious architectural masterpiece in Rome, Villanelle walks away from the scene; but it's highly unlikely that Oh's phenomenal Eve is dead, to be sure.
There is definitely more of Eve and Villanelle's story to tell, especially regarding what's next for the latter. Does she get caught? Does the Twelve manage to hunt her down? Does Eve's boss Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw) suffer the consequences of her elaborate ruse? Only season 3 will tell!
The show is introducing another new writer to helm the third season. Showrunner Suzanne Heathcote is said to be replacing Emerald Fennell, who weaved all the magic that panned out in season 2. Before her, the debut season was created by the stellar Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is currently busy portraying the eponymous character on the Amazon Prime show 'Fleabag.'
“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 had told Elle. Waller-Bridge told the outlet, "We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands."
The actress wowed and amazed us consistently as Dr. Christina Yang in the hit drama 'Grey's Anatomy', and as the titular Eve in the BBC America show. She recently earned the title of being the first Asian woman to win the best actress award at the Golden Globes, and will most likely return to reprise her role as an MI6 agent in the third season.
The 'Doctor Foster's' actress is expected to return with a revamped and revved up version of the assassin that is Villanelle. She received wide critical acclaim for portraying the Russian assassin with innumerable accents and an impeccable fashion sense on the show. Her acting skills also earned her this year's BAFTA award for best actress in a leading role.
Every Potterhead's not-so-favorite aunt from the 'Harry Potter' franchise, Aunt Petunia aka Fiona Shaw will be joining the cast once again as Eve's boss, Carolyn Martens. Always dressed in chic outfits and a strong-willed demeanor, Carolyn is not a squeaky clean character, but Shaw has been able to make us fall in love with her over and over again for two seasons now. We can only wonder what the slightly duplicitous head of the MI6 will be up to next season!
The cast also features Owen McDonnell as Eve's now separated husband Niko Polastri, and Kim Bodnia as Villanelle's handler and sort of father-figure, Konstantin. Eve's former sidekick and Carolyn's computer whiz son Kenny is played by Sean Delaney, while the rest of their squad at MI6 constitutes W1A's Nina Sosanya as Jess and Edward Bluemel as Hugo.
Unfortunately, no trailer has been released for season 3 yet. Watch this space for more updates!
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