After stealing the hearts of many and catapulting stars Sandra Oh (Eve) and Jodie Comer (Villanelle) to international fame, Killing Eve was confirmed to return for a fourth season, airing in 2022, earlier this year. But you know what they say. All good things must come to an end, which, unfortunately, also rings true for the hit BBC crime drama. View the trailer for the final season of Killing Eve below.
It’s been confirmed that the first two episodes of the beloved series will air on BBC America on February 27, 2022 at 8pm ET, and will then stream on BBC iPlayer straight afterwards.
Episodes are also set to stream weekly on AMC from February 28 at 9pm ET, and the whole season will even be available to stream a week early (February 20) for AMC+ members. The final season of Killing Eve will consist of eight episodes.
According to Deadline, the central characters are in “very different places”, with Eve on a “revenge mission” following her encounter with Villanelle on the bridge, while Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) is chasing down The Twelve, an assassination group.
Speaking on the announcement of the season earlier this year, Sandra Oh – who plays Eve on the show – said: “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.”
From its clever dark humour to Comer’s ever-expanding arsenal of accents as the beloved assassin Villanelle, there’s been a lot to love about Killing Eve. And every episode has been a complete masterpiece, too, so we’re on board with the network’s decision to opt for quality over quantity – heartbreaking as it is. Ending the show on a cliffhanger in regards to where Villanelle and Eve’s dysfunctional relationship will go next during season three, season four is expected to take fans on a wild ride for one last time – with a ton of unpredictable turns on the journey to the end.
And while you’re probably just as afraid as we are about the impending Villanelle-shaped hole that’s about to tear into our lives, fear not, as AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films Ltd – the producers behind the show – are reportedly working on potential spin-offs to keep the world alive once Killing Eve ends.
Killing Eve has long been acclaimed not only for its thrilling storylines but its series-long mission to use female writers, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Suzanne Heathcote and Laura Neal all getting the chance to pen a season each. You can catch up on seasons 1-3 on BBC iPlayer now.