BBC America isn’t here to play games with our hearts and subject Killing Eve fans to a whole season of, “Will they or won’t they renew for season three?” Fresh off of last night’s season-two premiere, the network has renewed the award-winning best spy show on television for a third go-around. Eve will also be presided over by another new showrunner, British writer Suzanne Heathcote, who will take over for Emerald Fennell. Fennell took the reigns from series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge after season one, who had this to say about Heathcote: “I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed on to another incredible writer for season three. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”
In her review of the new season, Vulture’s Jen Chaney says it’s “like nothing else on TV right now,” which makes sense, since no other show is serving you the searing chemistry of leads Sandra Oh (Eve Polastri) and Jodie Comer (Villanelle), who has temporarily traded out her more fashionable threads for children’s pajamas. And Chaney adds, “If the second season unfolds with as much suspense, craftiness, and laugh-out-loud humor as the initial two episodes suggest it will, Killing Eve should once again wind up on plenty of critics’ year-end lists.” May 2019 bring more Emmys for Oh, and course correct the shocking lack of an Emmy (or even a nomination!) for Comer. In the mean time, here’s to many more episodes of suffocating sexual tension.