Killing Eve to end with Series 4
The fourth series of hit drama Killing Eve will be the last, AMC Networks has confirmed.
Production is set to begin in early summer on the final eight-episode run, in the UK and in various European locations. AMC also confirmed that it is working with the production company, Sid Gentle Films, on developing a number of spinoff ideas to expand the show’s ‘universe’.
Killing Eve has maintained a pattern of using a new lead writer for each series, with Laura Neal wielding the pen for Series 4. She follows Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell and Suzanne Heathcote. Neal also exec produces the fourth season, along with Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Sandra Oh. It is produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America.
Woodward Gentle said: “We have been unbelievably blessed to work with extraordinary human beings throughout the life of Killing Eve. From the magical Phoebe, to the delectable Emerald, Suzanne and now Laura, headed by the super-powers of Sandra, Jodie, Fiona and Kim, and with brilliantly talented directors and crew. No one knew what an adventure we were embarking on and there’s so much more to come. Buckle up!”
“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,” added 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.”
“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”, commented Oh.
Comer remarked: “Killing Eve has been the most extraordinary journey and one that I will be forever grateful for. Thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us throughout and come along for the ride. Although all good things come to an end, it’s not over yet. We aim to make this one to remember!”
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