Sandra Oh’s Eve and Jodie Comer’s Villanelle are coming back for Killing Eve Season 3 two weeks earlier than scheduled.
Instead of its original release date of April 26th, the eight-episode new season of the spy thriller is now set to premiere on April 12th at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America and AMC. The latter was supposed to air the Season 10 finale of The Walking Dead on April 12th. But with post-production delayed due to the coronavirus shutdown, the network announced that the current season of the zombie drama will now end with its April 5th episode.
“We know how adored this series is and we know how keen people are for great content right now,” AMC Networks Entertainment Group president Sarah Barnett said in a statement of the decision to advance the release of Killing Eve Season 3. “This season of Killing Eve digs deep psychologically, and with actors like Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw the results are nothing short of astonishing. We literally couldn’t wait for fans to see it.”
The announcement of the new premiere date comes with the release of the poster and first official trailer for Season 3, which is filled with dry dark humor and Sapphic obsession-packed tension between Eve and Villanelle that the critically acclaimed series is known for.
At the end of the Season 2 finale, Eve was shot in the back by her would-be lover Villanelle. Though Eve was presumed dead following the incident, the new trailer confirms that the former M16 agent is very much alive. Surprised by the news, Villanelle looks more than happy to track Eve once again.
The official synopsis for the new season reads: “The third season of the award-winning drama continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. For Villanelle, the assassin without a job, Eve is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls.”
In addition to Oh, Comer, and Shaw, the series also stars Kim Bodnia, Sean Delaney, and more.