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09/04/2019 11:50 BST | Updated 09/04/2019 12:18 BST

Killing Eve Season 3 Confirmed Before The Second Even Airs In The UK

There's more to come from the murderous Villanelle.

If you’re still smarting the fact we have to wait months to see the second series of Killing Eve here in the UK, we have some news that may help ease the pain. 

It has been announced the show has officially been renewed for a third season. 

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British writer Suzanne Heathcote is taking the helm of the show, succeeding Emerald Fennell as showrunner.

The Call The Midwife star had taken over from creator/executive producer and season one showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Phoebe – who is currently enjoying heaps of praise following the conclusion of Fleabag – said in a statement: “I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three.

“We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”

Speaking of the UK acquisition of the third series, the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore said: “It’s fantastic news that there will be a third series of this award winning hit drama and we’re delighted UK audiences will be able to see Killing Eve exclusively on the BBC.

“In the mean-time Villanelle and Eve will be returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a second series soon.”

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The series – which stars Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw – has proved to be a huge hit for the BBC since debuting in the UK last year, amassing 46 million requests on iPlayer, and earning 14 Bafta nominations. 

It was revealed Bafta had bent the rules to include it in their awards shortlist, as traditionally nominees are usually required to have had a “worldwide premiere transmission in the UK”. 

However, they deemed the show eligible “owing to the signifiant creative contribution from key talent residing in the UK both in front of and behind the camera”, noting that “development and post-production also took place in the UK”.

While the BBC has confirmed UK fans will have to wait to see series two until all the episodes have aired in the US, it seems it’ll be worth it. 

Critics have heaped praise on the first instalment, with the Atlantic declaring it “as macabre and audacious as ever”. 

“The new episodes reverberate with a sense of humor that’s absurd, bleak, and distinctly British,” they add

Meanwhile, Vanity Fair declares: “The subversive, sexy hit drama starts its second season with even more erotic subtext—and even fewer fucks to give.” 

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