Eight Emmy nominations strong, Killing Eve catapulted out of the doom of cancellation. The series is definitely returning for a season 4 because admittedly, it is “Kind Of A Big Deal In This Industry”.
British black comedy-spy thriller Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America. Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, the series follows British Intelligence Investigator Eve Polastri who has been given the task to capture psychopathic assassin Villanelle.
- Killing Eve scores big at the Emmys with 8 nominations
- Season 4 is definitely happening!
- What to expect?
Killing Eve scores big at the Emmys with 8 nominations
This year, Killing Eve received 8 nominations for the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards. The series secured a nod in the “Outstanding Drama Series” category, besides bagging “Outstanding Actress” nominations for both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Fiona Shaw also landed a nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress”.
For Oh, this is the third year in a row that she has been nominated for her role as Eve Polastri in the path-breaking series. This is also the second nomination in a row for Comer, who took home the Emmy for “Outstanding Actress” last year for her portrayal of psychopath Villanelle.
Killing Eve also bagged nominations in the categories “Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series”, “Outstanding Contemporary Costumes”, “Outstanding Music Supervision” and “Outstanding Production Design”.
Season 4 is definitely happening
The Emmy nominations fever was just about to settle in, when BAFTA-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series Killing Eve announced its renewal for a fourth season.
President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios Sarah Barnett said to BBC America, “How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve? It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years.”
Talking about season 4, Barnett added, “The reason for this series’ emphatic embrace is the brilliant women who breathed it into being: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and it’s fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Our addicted fans will not be disappointed.”
Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle said,
“I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey. It is a testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early – the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team. We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce, dedicated people.”
‘Killing Eve’ Season 4: What to expect?
Following the Killing Eve tradition, the new season will pass the baton to a new female lead writer. Killing Eve season 1 was written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell took over in season 2, and Suzanne Heathcote in season 3. Sex Education writer Laura Neal has been locked in as the lead writer on season 4. Neal will also be an executive producer on the show.
Sarah Barnett announced,
“We have a remarkable squad of ferociously smart women writers passing the baton to each other on this show, aligned around a coherent vision but bringing it to life with their specific sparkle and brilliance. Laura Neal is the latest incredible leader of the pack on Killing Eve.”
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Season 4 is believed to explore deeper into the romantic relationship between Eve and Villanelle. Recovering from the shock of Kenny’s death, how will the two forbidden lovers forge a way for themselves? Fans have to patiently wait for the mystery to unfold.
Speaking to Deadline about Laura Neal’s writing style, Sally Woodward Gentle added, “She’s wicked and wild, emotional and provocative. The stories we are already creating for season four promise a pitch-black riot.”
Expect nothing but fireworks!
As for the release date, there hasn’t been any official announcement so far. Killing Eve season 4 is expected to go into production later this year. Will Eve and Villanelle’s relationship take a turn for the worse in Killing Eve season 4? Tell us in the comments below.