‘Killing Eve’ Returning for Season Three
The hit thriller “Killing Eve” is coming back for another season. BBC America announced today that the network has renewed “Killing Eve” for Season 3, bringing back Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and Fiona Shaw. The season three renewal was announced just after the show’s season two premiere, which aired last night on BBC America and was simulcast on AMC.
Once again, the show is getting a new female writer. Phoebe Waller-Bridge took the lead for season one, and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Women) wrote season two. British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) is coming aboard as lead writer and executive producer for season three.
“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks,” said Sarah Barnett, President, Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks. “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 opportunity to three genius women to make their mark.”
“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,” said Emerald Fennell.
“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,” said Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“We are overjoyed at this show of love and passion for the show. And delighted to have another fierce woman at the writing helm. We have been so lucky,” said Sally Woodward Gentle.
Killing Eve’s renewal was confirmed shortly after the series earned 15 BAFTA TV Award nominations, including Leading Actress nominations for Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Supporting Actress nomination for Fiona Shaw and Supporting Actor nomination for Kim Bodnia.
In a TV milestone achievement, “Killing Eve” season one finished with an unbroken record of weekly ratings growth in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos. That’s something that no other show on television has accomplished in the history of Nielsen live+3 ratings.
The finale delivered series highs with 1.25M viewers in live+3, up 86% from the premiere. Sandra Oh received the Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, Critics’ Choice Award and Dorian Award for her work in season one. Jodie Comer received the Royal Television Society Award and Broadcasting Press Guild Award. Killing Eve received the TCA Award for “Best New Show” and the Gotham Award for “Breakthrough Series.”