It’s the end of an era.
After stealing the hearts of many and catapulting stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer to international fame, Killing Eve has been confirmed to return for a fourth season, airing in 2022. But you know what they say. All good things must come to an end, which, unfortunately, also rings true for the hit BBC crime drama.
From its clever dark humour to Comer’s ever-expanding arsenal of accents as the beloved assassin Villanelle, there’s been a lot to love about Killing Eve. And every episode has been a complete masterpiece, too, so we’re on board with the network’s decision to opt for quality over quantity – heartbreaking as it is. Ending the show on a cliffhanger in regards to where Villanelle and Eve’s dysfunctional relationship will go next during season three, season four is expected to take fans on a wild ride for one last time – with a ton of unpredictable turns on the journey to the end.
Production for the final season, which will consist of eight new episodes, was originally postponed as a result of the pandemic, however, actress Jodie Comer has now finally revealed that they’re back on set – with a 2022 release date slated for both the US and the UK.
Announcing the news within a #AD with a skincare brand, Comer said: “My skin always needs to be shown some care but especially now after being lucky to travel and having Villanelle knocking on my door (literally kicking it down)…She’s ready to go, so I have to be too.”
Speaking of the final season, Sandra Oh – who plays Eve on the show – said: “Killing Eve has been one of my greatest experiences and I look forward to diving back into Eve’s remarkable mind soon,
“I’m so grateful for all cast and crew who have brought our story to life and to the fans who have joined us and will be back for our exciting and unpredictable fourth and final season.”
And while you’re probably just as afraid as we are about the impending Villanelle-shaped hole that’s about to tear into our lives, fear not, as AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films Ltd – the producers behind the show – are reportedly working on potential spin-offs to keep the world alive once Killing Eve ends.
Killing Eve has long been acclaimed not only for its thrilling storylines but its series-long mission to use female writers, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Suzanne Heathcote and Laura Neal all getting the chance to pen a season each. The show is confirmed to return on a (currently) unknown date in 2022, however, you can catch up on seasons 1-3 on BBC iPlayer now.