Killing Eve to end with explosive fourth and final season – but fans are in for a wait

Killing Eve: Tension grows between Eve and Villanelle (BBC America)

Killing Eve’s fourth season will be its last, the BBC has confirmed.

The cat-and-mouse drama will bow out with eight last episodes, BBC America has announced.

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh will begin filming a final season of Killing Eve in the summer, with Sex Education’s Laura Neal on board as lead writer.

Fans however face a lengthy wait, with the new episodes slated to premiere in 2022. Season three aired on BBC America and on the UK’s BBC iPlayer in April and May 2020.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge created and lead the first season, handing over to Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell for season two, and Suzanne Heathcote for season three.

With Villanelle’s (Comer) story coming to an end, Deadline report that BBC America and its partner AMC is developing a number of potential spin-offs.

Killing Eve exploded in popular culture and attracted a dedicated and committed fan base from its very first episode. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brilliant adaptation of the source material, the unforgettable characters given life by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and the entire cast, along with our partners at Sid Gentle Films, have delivered a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster ride that has taken our breath away,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks.

“We could not be more thankful for the extraordinary talents and efforts of everyone involved, particularly Sandra and Jodie, who made Killing Eve much more than a television show. We look forward to what is sure to be an unforgettable final season and to exploring potential extensions of this compelling universe.”

The outlet said it’s unlikely that either Comer or Sandra Oh, who plays co-lead Eve Polastri, would be involved in successor shows, but suggested they could dive into the shadowy world of The Twelve, a collection of assassins.

The last time we saw Villanelle and Eve, it seemed the pair were on the verge of finally ending the will-they-wont-they dance that many deemed queerbaiting.

Having tried to walk away from each other (literally) for good, the final shot of the season saw the pair stop and turn towards one another.

Season three, though less critically acclaimed as the first and to an extent, second seasons, was praised for taking a step in the right direction in terms of queer representation.

Its first episode saw Villanelle marry a woman – even if she disappeared before the reception was over.