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Production Begins For Third Series Of Killing Eve

Production Begins For Third Series Of Killing Eve

WARNING: SPOILERS FROM SEASON TWO

BBC's Killing Eve has begun production on its third series.

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It's time for our fix of Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer) once again, but will we see Eve (Sandra Oh) this time around after she was shot in Rome and left for dead...

The second season of Killing Eve had a shock ending. Credit: BBC
The second season of Killing Eve had a shock ending. Credit: BBC

According to a BBC press release, the series, which was nominated for nine 2019 Emmy awards including Outstanding Drama Series, is welcoming Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown) and Danny Sapani (Harlots, The Crown) to the cast.

The show will also welcome British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear The Walking Dead) on board to serve as lead writer and executive producer. This will continue the tradition of passing the baton to a new female writing voice, after Phoebe Waller-Bridge handed the role over to Emerald Fennell for series two.

Dame Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani will be in the third series. Credit: BBC
Dame Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani will be in the third series. Credit: BBC
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Series three will also be executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Sandra Oh and produced by Nige Watson. Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor, Alias) also joins the team as executive producer.

Production for season three of Killing Eve has begun. Credit: BBC
Production for season three of Killing Eve has begun. Credit: BBC

The show is based on the Codename Villanelle novella series from author Luke Jennings and follows bored MI5 officer Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) as she hunts down elusive assassin Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer.

The 26-year-old has earned buckets of praise for her captivating portrayal of the complex and intriguing character. She scooped a deserved best leading actress award at this year's TV BAFTAs for her performance, with the show also winning best drama series and Fiona Shaw winning best supporting actress for her portrayal of Carolyn Martens.

Speaking to Metro about season two, Comer said: "The most interesting part about coming back to play Villanelle is the exploration of her emotions and feelings, or lack of them.

"A huge conflict arises in her head from how she thinks she feels about Eve and the other relationships in her life.

"I think that's another reason why the audience took to her. There's a flicker of humanity about her and just when we think we've found it, we lose it again."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Killing Eve

Rebecca Shepherd

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