It’s official: Buzzy dark drama Killing Eve will end after its fourth season – which will start filming this summer and is now slated to air in 2022.
The critically acclaimed series follows the story of the cat and mouse game – and steadily growing obsession – between a former British Intelligence officer and an international assassin, played by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. The show has racked up 19 Emmy nominations to date, including a Best Actress win for Comer in 2019.
“Killing Eve has been one of my greatest experiences and I look forward to diving back into Eve’s remarkable mind soon,” Oh said in a statement. “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.”
Sex Education’s Laura Neal is head writer, showrunner, and executive producer on Season 4, in keeping with the show’s tradition of naming a new head writer each season. Phoebe Waller-Bridge filled the role in Season 1, followed by Emerald Fennell and Suzanne Heathcote.
“Killing Eve has been the most extraordinary journey and one that I will be forever grateful for,” said Comer. “Thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us throughout and come along for the ride. Although all good things come to an end, it’s not over yet. We aim to make this one to remember!”
But, apparently, the end of Killing Eve may not mean the end of the franchise – according to AMC and producer Sid Gentle Films, discussions are happening about potential
“Killing Eve exploded in popular culture and attracted a dedicated and committed fan base from its very first episode,” AMC Networks president of originals Dan McDermott said in a statement. “Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brilliant adaptation of the source material, the unforgettable characters given life by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and the entire cast, along with our partners at Sid Gentle Films, have delivered a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster ride that has taken our breath away. … We look forward to what is sure to be an unforgettable final season and to exploring potential extensions of this compelling universe.”
Though the idea of the popular female-led drama continuing in some vaguely related context is appealing, it’s difficult to know exactly what that might look like. It’s fairly unlikely, after all, that any extension of the Killing Eve universe would include either Oh or Comer, and the original series has mudded the story of Fiona Shaw’s Caroline to such an extent that she’s unlikely to be able to carry a separate story. Perhaps an inside look at The Twelve’s secret cabal of assassins? Or a story that follows Konstantin’s clearly unstable daughter, who may well be a Villanelle in training?
The eight-episode final season will begin filming this summer around the U.K. and across Europe. It’s currently slated to air in 2022, though no specific date has been set.
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