Season Three is the third season of the BBC America television series Killing Eve. The third season was announced on April 8, 2019, just a day after the second season premiered. It was scheduled to premiere Sunday, April 26, 2020 but the premiere was moved up two weeks to April 12 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve continues to follow these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.
- Main article: Episode Guide
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|17||1||"Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey"||Terry McDonough||Suzanne Heathcote||April 12, 2020|
|Eve is attempting to rebuild her life, having been shot by Villanelle. Villanelle is also moving on, until she is approached by an old foe. Carolyn is being undermined at work and Kenny can’t leave his own investigation into The Twelve alone.|
|18||2||"Management Sucks"||Terry McDonough||Anna Jordan||April 19, 2020|
|Eve and Carolyn are reeling. Eve strikes up an unlikely alliance with Kenny's colleagues at the Bitter Pill. Villanelle finds that management isn't all it's cracked up to be.|
|19||3||"Meetings Have Biscuits"||Miranda Bowen||Laura Neal||April 26, 2020|
|Villanelle agrees to a job which will take her back to London. Carolyn's Moscow contacts come in use when Eve and the Bitter Pill team unravel a potential lead to The Twelve. Konstantin finds himself under pressure from all sides.|
|20||4||"Still Got It"||Miranda Bowen||Elinor Cook||May 3, 2020|
|Eve is trying to patch up things with Niko. Villanelle receives good news about her upcoming promotion but can't shake the feeling there's still something missing from her life. Dasha seeks a solution to Villanelle's erratic behavior.|
|21||5||"Are You From Pinner?"||Shannon Murphy||Suzanne Heathcote||May 10, 2020|
|Villanelle returns to Russia to try to find her family, hoping that perhaps a new connection to her roots will give her back what has been missing in her life.|
|22||6||"End of Game"||Shannon Murphy||Krissie Ducker||May 17, 2020|
|Carolyn finds out that information is being withheld by the people close to her. Eve finds a lead on Villanelle. Having had enough, Villanelle sets off on a different path. Konstantin's loyalties are pulled in two directions.|
|23||7||"Beautiful Monster"||Damon Thomas||Laura Neal||May 24, 2020|
|Carolyn is frustrated with the lack of progress in the investigation. Meanwhile, Eve is focused on Villanelle and finds a clue to her whereabouts. Villanelle and Dasha work together on a kill. The pressure is getting to Konstantin.|
|24||8||"Are You Leading or Am I?"||Damon Thomas||Suzanne Heathcote
|May 31, 2020|
|Konstantin tries to run for it. Carolyn might have finally found what she's looking for. Eve and Villanelle try to work out what the future holds for them.|
- Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri
- Jodie Comer as Villanelle
- Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens
- Raj Bajaj as Mo Jafari
- Turlough Convery as Bear
- Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton
- Steve Pemberton as Paul Bradwell
- Danny Sapani as Jamie Hayward
- Gemma Whelan as Geraldine Stowton
- Owen McDonnell as Niko Polastri
- Camille Cottin as Hélène
- Harriet Walter as Dasha Duzran
- Kim Bodnia as Konstantin Vasiliev
Notes and trivia
- Suzanne Heathcote is taking over from Emerald Fennell (who took over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as head writer for Season Three.
- All credited writers this season are female.
- Production began on August 19, 2019. After half the season had been filmed, there was a short break to allow the actors and producers to attend the Emmy Awards, where Jodie Comer won for Lead Actress in a Drama. Production wrapped on January 19, 2020.
- Variety.com ‘Killing Eve’ Head Writer on How Season 3 Is Darker, More Character-Based — But Still Filled With Fun Kills
- Twitter.com Well that’s a wrap on Season 3 of #KillingEve