Good news for fans of charismatic psychopathic murderers and sassy hair: Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season!
BBC America – which is run independently of the licence fee – announced last night that Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will return for series 3, despite the second season not being available to watch in the UK yet.
Not only that, but series 2 premiered in the US last night, but as yet there's no launch date for the same eight episodes here in the UK.
According to the BBC, it's "unlikely" to premiere before early June, which is when American viewers will have been given the chance to watch the entire season.
And – like with the first season – series 2 will go straight onto BBC iPlayer to be watched in one go.
A BBC spokesperson said: "The show was commissioned by BBC America and so they have the rights to show it first. BBC public service in the UK has acquired the UK rights to the show."
Details about the content of the third series are yet to be announced, but given how Jodie Comer's Villanelle survives being stabbed by Sandra Oh's MI5 officer Eve Polastri, it seems to be a given that the pair will both survive at least the end of series 2.
In an interview with the BBC's internal website Ariel, producer Sally Woodward Gentle said of series 2: "You've got Eve, who has stabbed somebody, essentially in cold blood. She wasn't physically threatened; there was nothing about that situation that said she needed to do that in self-defence.
"So what does that reveal to her about herself? What does that do to her personal circumstances? Where does that take her as a human being?"
She went on: "Then you've got Villanelle, who you feel through the whole of the first season is slightly untouchable – you know, she can do anything, she can get into any situation, she can murder and escape and never get found – she is a psychopath.
"It doesn't really seem like it has any personal consequence to her, but she is still a human being and she has been quite seriously wounded."
Killing Eve is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas written by Luke Jennings, and was developed for TV by Phoebe Waller-Bridge – who just this week has been praised for her incredible series 2 finale of Fleabag.
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