What sets Killing Eve apart from other shows is that it has tons of female-centric roles from writers to actors. Also, it's dark, twisted, funny and very weird.
BBC America has officially renewed Killing Eve for a fourth season. The critically acclaimed show is a dark comedy/ thriller featuring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. The show already has 2 seasons that have been aired and is waiting for the third to premiere in spring. But it looks like fans can be happy about the fact that the show isn't going anywhere anytime soon. What sets this series apart is that it has tons of female-centric roles from writers to actors. Also, it's dark, twisted, funny and it's very weird. Oh, and it also has some trendy fashion statements displayed by Jodie Comer's character: the psychopathic assassin Villanelle. Like we mentioned, this is no ordinary kind of series. The show revolves around Villainelle's mutual obsession with British Intelligence agent Eve Polastri.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Barnett, president, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios shared, "How could we not have massive confidence in Killing Eve? It has won big in every major award show and is the highest growing show on U.S. television for six years. The reason for this series' emphatic embrace is the brilliant women who breathed it into being: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and its fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Season three lead writer Suzanne Heathcote takes Eve, Villanelle and Carolyn to places more thrilling, twisted and surprising than ever. Our addicted fans will not be disappointed."
The show is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings and was written for television by Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag fame. Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle said, "I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey. It is a testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early — the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team. We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce and dedicated people."
Head writing duties have been given to different women across the series. Waller-Bridge oversaw the first, Fennell did the same for season two, and Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead, Apple's See) is writing for season three. The head writer for season 4 is yet to be determined. The award-winning show broke records: it had the biggest season-to-season growth for a returning drama series since the final run of Breaking Bad in 2013. Season 2 saw an average of 1.8 million viewers per episode including a week of delayed viewing, up from 960,000 on BBC America alone in season one.