Killing Eve season 4: cast, trailer, release date - and is this the end of the drama series starring Jodie Comer?
Season four of the BBC America series, based on the collection of Villanelle novels written by Luke Jennings, has been delayed due to the Covid pandemic
Season four of Killing Eve will be the hit TV show’s last, it has been confirmed.
Fans of the spy thriller, starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, have been warned to “buckle up” for the last installment of the multi-award nominated series.
The series, which was based on the collection of novels written by Luke Jennings, has experienced delays in production due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And, while it may be the last season of Killing Eve, it might not be the last audiences see of the characters, with a handful of spin-off ideas currently being worked on.
When will Killing Eve season 4 be released?
Killing Eve was renewed for a fourth season in January 2020 but production was delayed due to the pandemic, with film locations planned for the UK and across Europe.
Production is expected to start up again in the summer of 2021, with the eight-episode series due to premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2022.
The previous three seasons were released in early April and ran through to the end of May.
Who will be the lead writer of Killing Eve season 4?
In keeping with tradition, the fourth season of the drama series will have a new lead writer with Sex Education’s Laura Neal taking over the mantle this time around.
She follows in the footsteps of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who filled the role in season one, Emerald Fennell (season two) and Suzanne Heathcote (season three).
Neal, who began her writing career aged 18, can list Secret Diary of a Call Girl, My Mad Fat Diary, Tatau and Turn Up Charlie among her TV credits.
She was also part of the writing team of Killing Eve season three, writing episodes three and seven, and will also be an executive producer in the fourth season.
Who is in the cast of Killing Eve season 4?
The BBC America series features Jodie Comer as Russian assassin Villanelle and Sandra Oh as now-former MI5 agent Eve Polastri in a star-studded cast.
Fiona Shaw (Carolyn Martens), Kim Bodnia (Konstantin), Owen McDonnell (Niko Polastri), and Sean Delaney (Kenny Stowton) have also featured heavily.
An official trailer is yet to be released.
Will this be the end of Killing Eve?
Killing Eve star Comer and Oh both paid tribute to the first three seasons of the programme, its fans and whet the appetite for the final chapter in the series.
Comer 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.”
Oh 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 the 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, the show’s executive producer, said: “We have been unbelievably blessed to work with extraordinary human beings throughout the life of Killing Eve.
“From the magical Phoebe via the delectable Emerald, super talented Suzanne and now mind blowing Laura; headed by the super-powers of Sandra, Jodie, Fiona and Kim, and with brilliantly talented directors and crew.
“No-one knew what an adventure we were embarking on and there’s so much more to come. Buckle up.”