The BAFTA nominated drama “Killing Eve” has been renewed for a third season. The critically lauded BBC America series will also fall under a new showrunner for its next season. It was announced at the AMC Networks Summit by Sarah Barnett, president of AMC’s entertainment networks.
Suzanne Heathcote will be taking over from previous showrunner Emerald Fennell. Heathcote’s previous credit includes writing on the AMC show “Fear the Walking Dead.”
As reported by Variety:
“We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks,” said Barnett. “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.”
The sharp drama series garnered Sandra Oh her second Golden Globe win for her performance in the first season. The show has kickstarted back into plain wit and conniving power play as its second season proves to be strong. It is based on the “Codename Villanelle” 2018 novel by British author Luke Jennings.
“Killing Eve” was nominated for a hefty 14 nominations across the BAFTA TV and TV Crafts Awards last month. Its nominated categories include Original Music, Editing: Fiction, Leading Actress for both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Supporting Actor for Kim Bodnia, Director: Fiction, Photography, and Lighting: Fiction, Writer: Drama, Titles & Graphic Identity, Supporting Actress for Fiona Shaw and Costume Design.
“Killing Eve” is produced and distributed by Endeavor Content and Sid Gentle Film. The current second season can be seen on the AMC channel.