'Killing Eve' Season 3: Release Date and More Valuable Intel on the New Season

Here's everything we know about 'Killing Eve' Season 3.

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It seems like everyone and their mother is majorly into BBC America’s highly-addictive spy thriller Killing Eve. From the thrill of a cat-and-mouse chase between MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and the impulsive, skilled assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) to the whip-smart dialogue to the thrilling action set-pieces across Europe, Killing Eve has consistently delivered over the course of two seasons.

Spoilers ahead for Killing Eve Season 2.

The critically-acclaimed series ended its second season with a literal bang on Sunday, May 26, 2019 leaving fans on tenterhooks about what could possibly happen next for Eve, Villanelle, their allies, and their enemies. Season 2 saw the relationship between Eve and Villanelle grow more intense and complex as their attraction to one another continued to affect both their personal and professional lives. But what is next for these two as we go into the future? Could Villanelle’s betrayal of Eve spell doom for them both?

Here’s everything we know about Killing Eve Season 3, including the Season 3 premiere episode release date, the cast, and big questions we need the show to answer.

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve Season 2
Villanelle and Eve meet again

When Will the Killing Eve Season 3 Premiere Episode Air?

There has been no confirmation yet, but we’re willing to be Season 3 will premiere in spring 2020.

  • Season 1 premiered in April 2018.
  • Season 2 premiered in May 2019.
  • The spring 2020 release date will likely be confirmed if the show begins production on the new season before the end of 2019.

How Many Episodes Are in Killing Eve Season 3?

Season 3 will most likely have eight one-hour episodes, just like Seasons 1 and 2.

Is There Any Killing Eve Season 3 Production News?

Killing Eve was renewed for Season 3 back in April 2019, according to a report by Deadline. It was also noted in Deadline’s report that Season 3 would have a new show-runner in Suzanne Heathcote. Heathcote takes the reins from Season 2 show-runner Emerald Fennell, who previously took over for Season 1 creator and scribe Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

There has been no confirmation yet on when Season 3 will begin filming.

Who Is Suzanne Heathcote, Killing Eve Season 3’s Showrunner?

Suzanne Heathcote is a solid addition to the Killing Eve team. A British writer and actor living in the U.S., Heathcote’s career began in the theatre. She was part of the Young Writers Program and Advanced Writers Group at the revered Royal Court Theatre in London. Heathcote went on to write several plays, including Plot 10, Unspoken, Taken, So., I Saw My Neighbor on the Train, and I Didn’t Even Smile.

Heathcote’s biggest onscreen credit to date is working as a writer on Fear the Walking Dead. She is also credited with writing and acting working on a few shorts, but it seems Killing Eve will be her biggest credit to date.

As previously mentioned, Heathcote will be taking over for Season 2 showrunner Emerald Fennell. Although no specific reason was given on why Fennell was departing, it seems like it’s part of an overall plan to allow each season to thrive under a new showrunner’s vision — as indicated in Sarah Barnett’s, President of Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks, statement on the show’s renewal.

“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 [an] opportunity to three genius women to make their mark.”‘

Fennell commented on Heathcote taking the reins, stating,”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.”

Waller-Bridge also weighed in on Heathcote’s hiring, saying, “I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season 3. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”

Sandra Oh in Killing Eve Season 2
Eve is hot on Villanelle's trail

Which Killing Eve Cast Members Are Coming Back For Season 3?

There has been no confirmation yet, but we’re expecting Killing Eve leads Oh and Comer to return for the next go-round. Chances are good that Fiona Shaw will also return, as her character, Carolyn, still has to answer for her shady dealings and manipulation of Eve. As far as supporting characters go, we should also expect actors Kim Bodnia (Konstantin), Sean Delaney (Kenny), and Owen McDonnell (Niko Polastri) to pop up.

What Big Questions Must Killing Eve Season 3 Answer?

Perhaps the biggest question is whether or not Eve is dead. Season 2 ended with Villanelle putting a bullet in Eve’s back before leaving her for dead on a street in Rome. Despite the title of the series, we can expect Eve to return for Season 3. But how badly has she been injured? Will she be able to continue working for MI6? Is this injury going to send Eve on a path we never could have predicted?

There’s also the question of Villanelle’s surviving relative, who we know exists, thanks to Konstantin, but who remains unknown to Villanelle. It might do Villanelle some good (and may possibly humanize her a bit more) if she found out she wasn’t entirely alone in this world. Could a relative help make that happen?

Also, we need to know when Carolyn is finally going to get bitten in the ass by the karma bug. She’s been the master puppeteer for far too long and after the strings she pulled to get Eve in Rome, working with Villanelle before ultimately being killed by her, it’s time Carolyn was in the hot seat and her true motives revealed.

Jodie Comer in Killing Eve Season 2
Villanelle is waiting for you, Eve

How Can I Watch Killing Eve Season 3?

When Season 3 does finally premiere, you’ll be able to watch it on BBC America either on TV or online. There’s no confirmation yet on whether AMC will opt to concurrently air new Killing Eve Season 3 episodes every week alongside BBC America. If they do choose to do this again, then you can also watch Season 3 on AMC, either on your TV or online.

How Can I Catch Up On Killing Eve Before Season 3?

If you have a cable provider, you can use your login information to watch Killing Eve Season 2 on BBC America or on AMC.

Alternately, you can watch all of Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video, but you’ll have to pay. The entirety of Season 2 costs $20 or you can buy individual episodes at $2 per episode if you need to do a quick catch-up. 


Killing Eve Season 3 is coming soon.

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