Killing Eve Renewed for Season 3 - What's the Catch?

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The twisted games between Eve and Villanelle will continue for another season. 

BBC America has given the green light for Killing Eve Season 3, just one day after the debut of Killing Eve Season 2

What Is Behind the Curtain? - Killing Eve Season 2 Episode 1

The news was revealed Monday morning at a summit for AMC Networks.

British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) is taking over the showrunning duties on the buzzy drama series. 

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Heathcote will succeed Emerald Fennell in the role. Fennell took over from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the second season. 

"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,” said Waller-Bridge.

A Very Vulnerable Eve Polastri - Killing Eve Season 2 Episode 1

“It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat – I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next,” Fennell said.

Added Woodward Gentle: “We are overjoyed at this show of love and passion for the show. And delighted to have another fierce woman at the writing helm. We have been so lucky.”

Killing Eve stars Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, a desk-bound MI5 officer who begins tracking down a talented psychopathic assassin named Villanelle (Jodie Comer). 

Scurrying Away - Killing Eve Season 2 Episode 1

The two women become obsessed with each other to the point that it's affecting their everyday lives. 

The series was a roaring success for BBC America last year after when it improved in key demos every week it was on the air. 

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As such, AMC Networks opted to air Killing Eve Season 2 on AMC and BBC America to help the award-winning series have the best shot at increasing its ratings. 

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Remember you can watch Killing Eve online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Killing Eve airs Sundays at 8 PM. 

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Killing Eve Quotes

Eve: I need to sit down.
Coroner: Can I get you something? Water? Whiskey!
Eve: Uh, a burger?
Coroner: Oh. That's the formaldehyde. The smell makes you crave meat.

Most of the time, most days, I feel nothing. I don't feel anything. It is so boring. I wake up and I think, again, really? I have to do this again? And what I really don't understand is how come everyone else isn't screaming with, with boredom, too, and I try to find ways to make myself feel something. More, and more, and more, but it doesn't make any difference. No matter what I do, I don't feel anything. I hurt myself; it doesn't hurt. I buy what I want; I don't want it. I do what I like; I don't like it. I'm just so bored.

Villanelle