The hit spy drama Killing Eve will return to the BBC for a third series.
The announcement comes just days after the US premiere of series two, which aired on BBC America and AMC on Sunday 7th April.
Killing Eve, which follows MI5 agent Eve (Sandra Oh ) on the hunt for assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), was a break out hit in 2018, with BBC iPlayer receiving over 46 million requests for series one of the drama so far.
The third series will also welcome a new lead writer, Fear of the Walking Dead's Suzanne Heathcote. Heathcote is set to take over from Emerald Fennell, who replaced original showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge for series two.
"I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season three,” said creator and executive producer Waller-Bridge. “We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”
While UK fans have to wait a bit longer to find out what happens in series two, Jodie Comer hinted at what to expect for the second series: “We take off 30 seconds later and [Vilanelle and Eve] are reeling from what’s just happened.”
She told the RTS: “Villanelle is in a very vulnerable position, one we’ve never seen her in before… I think she fears for her life.”
Executive producers Sally Woodward Gentle, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Sandra Oh will be joined by Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor) for the third series.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, commented, “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.”
Although a UK air date has not been announced, Moore added: "In the mean-time, Villanelle and Eve will be returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a second series soon."