Get ready for more Eve and Villanelle.
The series, which follows MI6 secret agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and spree-killer Villanelle (Jodi Comer), is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, so there’s still plenty of source material to cover. The only difference we should anticipate with season three is who’s in charge behind the scenes.
Killing Eve series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge served as lead writer, executive producer and showrunner for season one, but Emerald Fennell (Call the Midwife) took over for season two and is so far crushing it. Season three will mark another mix-up and British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will serve as lead writer and showrunner.
Sarah Barnett, president of entertainment networks for AMC Networks (BBC America’s parent company), announced the news with a statement and a lot of excitement. “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,” she explained. “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.”
Three different showrunners/lead writers in three seasons definitely isn’t standard for TV, but it is a wonderful way to showcase different female voices.
In addition to Waller-Bridge, Sandra Oh, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Jeff Melvoin are set to executive produce season three.
Now we’re even more excited to watch season two, episode two of Killing Eve this Sunday, April 14, at 8/7 c on BBC America or AMC.