Killing Eve season 3 premiere preview: What lies ahead for Eve and Villanelle?

Jodie Comer as Villanelle - Killing Eve _ Season 3 - Photo Credit: Des Willie/BBCA
Jodie Comer as Villanelle - Killing Eve _ Season 3 - Photo Credit: Des Willie/BBCA /

Killing Eve returns for its highly anticipated third season and we have just one question. After two years of watching our leads trying to kill one another – what’s next?

Rejoice, Killing Eve fans! It’s time – season 3 is nearly here. Thanks to BBC America moving up the premiere date of its buzzy female assassin drama by two full weeks, Killing Eve’s third season will officially begin on Sunday, April 12.

And the best part is, we have no idea what to expect.

At the conclusion of season 2, assassin Villanelle left Eve Polastri for dead in Rome, having shot her after the MI-6 agent refused to run away with her in a Bonnie and Clyde-style criminal pact. This is a dark mirror of the season 1 finale, which saw Eve stab Villanelle. Now we’ve come full circle, in a way. So – what’s next?

No one really knows, which is kind of exciting.

Promotional materials for the new season have indicated that Eve and Villanelle will spend some considerable amount of time apart in this new set of episodes, in storylines that have little to do with one another. (Besides their constant thinking of and/or reminiscing about each other, I suspect.)

That can’t last forever, though, if only because Killing Eve is at its best when stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are allowed to face off onscreen. Of course these two are going to find their way back into one another’s orbits – eventually.

The season 3 trailer admits as much upfront.

But there are hints of broader stories in this new season as well – Game of Thrones alum Gemma Whelan is joining the cast as Carolyn’s new-agey daughter, and the Dame Harriet Walter is also coming aboard.

It seems very much as if the story of Killing Eve season 3 may expand quite a bit beyond Eve and Villanelle for once. Which, in all honesty may be what the series needs. It has to be about something more than just Eve and Villanelle chasing – but never quite catching – one another, doesn’t it?

We’ll have to tune in and find out.

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Killing Eve season 3 begins Sunday, April 12 at 9pm on BBC America.