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Here's Everything We Know About Killing Eve Season 3

Here's Everything We Know About Killing Eve Season 3

*This article contains spoilers for seasons one and two of Killing Eve*

After the cliffhanger season two of Killing Eve ended on, we all rejoiced when the BBC announced the hit show would return for a third outing back in April.

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While we haven't got an exact release date, it's thought that the series will follow the same pattern of the first seasons and be released mid-June in the UK after it airs in the US.

The award-winning Jodie Comer will of course be returning as the fashionably quirky assassin Villanelle, alongside her co-star Sandra Oh as the infatuated MI6 agent Eve Polastri.

In the closing moments of the brutally shocking season two finale, we saw Eve appear to be shot dead by an angry Villanelle after she refused to run away with the killer.

We're all hoping that Eve is rescued, preferably by Villanelle who realises the error of her ways, and survives, but the plot is a closely guarded secret.

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Jodie Comer will return for a third outing as Villanelle in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC)
Jodie Comer will return for a third outing as Villanelle in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC)

Executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has picked up a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a BAFTA for her work on the twisted thriller, has passed on the showrunner mantle once again for the third season.

Phoebe helmed the script for season one, where we were introduced to the extreme game of cat and mouse between Villanelle and Eve, before Emerald Fennell took over for season two, and now Susanne Heathcote will take over for the third.

What will happen in Season 3?

The original series was based on a short novel by Luke Jennings, but Phoebe deviated from the source material quite dramatically so there's no surefire way of guessing what will happen next.

The author released a sequel late last year which was the basis of the second series, and he is also in collaboration with the show producers on the storyline.

In the closing moments of Season 2 of Killing Eve Sandra Oh's character Eve Polastri (left) was shot by Villanelle (Credit: BBC)
In the closing moments of Season 2 of Killing Eve Sandra Oh's character Eve Polastri (left) was shot by Villanelle (Credit: BBC)

With Eve's life in the balance for those eagle-eyed fans they will know that she is likely to survive as actress Sandra Oh was spotted filming in London.

Previous showrunner Emerald Fennell speculated to The Hollywood Reporter about whether she thought Eve and Villanelle would finally team up for the third season.

"As a writer and as someone who's obsessed with the show in general and with Jodie and Sandra and their electric chemistry, of course we all want them to do a Bonnie and Clyde and a sort of Natural Born Killers and go on a rampage wearing couture," she said.

Villanelle was furious at Eve for not wanting to run away with her (Credit: BBC)
Villanelle was furious at Eve for not wanting to run away with her (Credit: BBC)

"One of them is a psychopath and one isn't. Psychologically, you can't shy away from the fact that they are different creatures fundamentally, on a chemical level. It remains to be seen to what extent Villanelle has been changed by Eve."

Villanelle could have also put herself in danger after allowing Eve's estranged husband Niko survive - will he be out for revenge for Eve and his girlfriend Gemma?

There's also speculation that Villanelle could meet a missing family member after it was revealed by her handler Konstantin Vasiliev that she might not be as alone as she'd always believed.

When she said that all her family were dead, Konstantin mysteriously said "most" are dead...

One thing is for sure our favourite villain will no doubt have an incredible couture wardrobe to compete with her first and second outing.

Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with the Killing Eve BAFTAs (Credit: PA)
Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with the Killing Eve BAFTAs (Credit: PA)

When Will Killing Eve air?

It looks like we're in for a bit of a wait in the UK for the third season to be released.

As with seasons one and two, the show aired on BBC America and finished before it was then released by the BBC all in one go as an iPlayer boxset.

That means that the show will be seen by American fans way before us Brits and we'll have the difficult task of avoiding any spoilers before we can bingewatch.

Who is in the Season 3 cast?

It's of course confirmed Jodie Comer will be back as the stealthy Villanelle after she was spotted filming scenes in London.

She will be joined by her friendly adversary Eve, played by Sandra Oh, who could well have survived her gunshot wounds received at the hands of Villanelle after she was also spotted filming.

Season 3 of Killing Eve is likely to return in Summer 2020 (Credit: BBC)
Season 3 of Killing Eve is likely to return in Summer 2020 (Credit: BBC)

It's likely that Fiona Shaw will be back as Eve's boss Carolyn Martens, as well as their teammates Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton and Nina Sosanya as Jess.

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Eve's estranged and probably very traumatised husband Niko Polastri, played by Owen McDonnell, will no doubt be back and wanting answers about Villanelle's decision to murder his pal Gemma (Emma Pierson).

Other new cast member joining the Killing Eve team include Dame Harriet Walter and nd Danny Sapani, who have both starred in The Crown, have been added to the cast in as-yet unspecified roles.

The dark comedy thriller has been a huge hit with viewers as the BBC revealed it had received 46million requests on iPlayer since it was first released.

We frankly can't wait to find out what happens!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Television, BBC, Killing Eve

Natalie Corner

Natalie is a freelance journalist with a degree in journalism. She has previously written for Mirror Online, Mail Online, Dazed and Black Ballad as well as Tyla. She has a keen interest in all things viral, women's lifestyle and TV. To get in touch with the Tyla team, contact [email protected]

 

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