Killing Eve season three release date, trailer & news

Killing Eve has been one of BBC America’s biggest ever hits, drawing huge ratings and international acclaim for its sordid tale of spies, assassins, and obsession. With two seasons down, we’re eagerly counting the days until season three kicks off – and there’s not long left.

Here’s everything we know so far about Killing Eve’s third season, including when and where it airs, along with the little we know about season four.

When is Killing Eve back on TV?

Not long now: Killing Eve season 3 kicks off on 12 April at 9pm on BBC America in the US – two weeks earlier than it was originally planned.

Like previous seasons, the US is getting this one first, but this time only by a day, not weeks – so the UK will get it on Monday 13 April instead, when it will appear on BBC iPlayer from 6am BST.

If you’re in the UK and would rather watch on TV the old-fashioned way, the first episode will air on BBC One on Sunday 19 April at 9pm, with subsequent episodes at the same time every week, though that does mean you’ll be a week behind everyone else.

Watch the trailer

There’s just one proper trailer for the third season, but it’s a doozy. Watch away, but we warned: it does (somewhat inevitably) give away the answer to the cliffhanger from the finale of season two:

How many episodes will there be?

Season one had eight episodes, and so did season two. So season three? You guessed it: eight episodes.

What happened at the end of season two?

Spoilers from here on out obviously.

Season two saw Eve and Villanelle teaming up for a job in Rome which went pretty wrong, culminating in Villanelle shooting Eve in a Roman ruin after the MI6 agent spurned her suggestion that they run off for a life together.

Earlier on the episode we discovered that Carolyn had in fact manipulated the pair into killing Aaron Peel, along the way leaving poor posh Hugo bleeding out from a gunshot wound and driving Eve to kill Villanelle’s handler with an axe.

It was all a bit dramatic, to say the least.

Who’s in the cast?

This shouldn’t surprise anyone: both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are returning for the show’s third season, as Eve and Villanelle respectively.

Fiona Show and Kim Bodnia are also both back as Carolyn and Constantin, along with Sean Delaney’s Kenny and Owen McDonnell’s long-suffering Niko.

There are new additions too though, with Dame Harriet Walter, Danny Sapini, Gemma Whelan, Camille Cottin, Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj, Turlough Convery, Pedja Bjelac and Evgenia Dodina all joining the show.

The big return we don’t know about? Whether Edward Bluemel will return as Hugo, last seen lying on the ground with a gunshot to his stomach.

Who’s writing season three?

As is now tradition for the show, a new female showrunner is stepping in.

Suzanne Heathcote, who’s written episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and helped produce Apple TV’s See, has written all of the third season of the show.

She follows season two’s Emerald Fennell, and first season writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who remains an executive producer and said of Heathcote: “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.”

Will there be a season four?

Yup. BBC America commissioned a third and fourth season of the show at the same time, so we already know there’s another season on the way.

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