Killing Eve cancelled after season 4 – but BBC spin-off series already in the works

KILLING Eve will wrap after season four – but the antics of stylish international assassin Villanelle may well continue.

The BBC today confirmed the next eight-episode instalment of the spy/crime thriller will be its last.

While filming for Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer's hit series, produced by BBC America, is due to begin this summer, viewers will have to wait until 2022 for their final fix.

Yet it has been confirmed AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films Ltd, which combine to produce Killing Eve, are "working to develop potential spinoffs to extend the world created in the series," according to Variety.

Actress Jodie, who plays the witty assassin, also hinted at her role's future as she gushed: "It’s not over yet."

Sally Woodward Gentle, executive producer, also teased: "There’s so much more to come."

Villanelle actress Jodie, 28, said: "Killing Eve has been the most extraordinary journey and one that I will be forever grateful for.

"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!"

Her co-star Sandra Oh, 49, who plays Eve Polanski, added: "Killing Eve has been one of my greatest experiences and I look forward to diving back into Eve’s remarkable mind soon.

"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."

Sally Woodward Gentle, Executive Producer, then said: "No one knew what an adventure we were embarking on and there’s so much more to come. Buckle up!"

Laura Neal, who has penned episodes of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl and Sex Education will pen series four.

Filming for the final instalment was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In regards to the delay to season 4, a spokesman for the show told Deadline: "Killing Eve shoots across multiple European locations.

"Due to the uncertainty of the world as a result of COVID-19, no shooting schedules for Killing Eve season four have been locked in at this point and there are various scenarios in play."

Unlike the season 1 and 2 finales which ended with them stabbing and shooting one another respectively, the season 3 finale of BBC's spy thriller Killing Eve ended on a more solemn and less violent note.

The episode titled 'Are You Leading or Am I?' did solve the mystery surrounding Kenny's death, but it still largely focused on Villanelle's endeavours to quit being an assassin and how that could affect her relationship with Eve.

Eve, the way-off-the-books agent and Villanelle, the volatile assassin ended the series by standing back to back on London Bridge and attempting to follow Villanelle's suggestion to walk away from each other for good without looking back.

However, it proved to be too much for Eve as she stopped and turned to look back at Villanelle, who sported a wry smile.

Fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions about what they deemed the underwhelming ending, based on the Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings, which "left them in tears".

One fan said: "Still can’t talk about #KillingEve S3 finale cos it just got me soooo broken in almost all ways possible why does it have to end that way??"

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