The third season of Killing Eve has divided reviewers, with some hailing it as “hilarious” and “gripping”, while others have deemed it “stale and predictable”.
Unlike previous seasons, the third series will not immediately be put online in its entirety.
In a two star review in The Independent, Ed Cumming suggested Killing Eve is being released early because the BBC knows the show is “a bit iffy these days, and wants to get it out while the entire Western world is under house arrest, glued to their TV”.
While he praised Comer’s performance, he said that since Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s departure as lead writer, the humour in the series has become “weary”.
Anita Singh of The Telegraph, who gave the show three stars, said “the novelty has worn off” and Killing Eve is “no longer TV’s must-watch”.
“Where can the story go now, and does anyone care about the show as much as they used to?” she asked. “The killings in Killing Eve used to be inventive – remember the poison perfume – but the one featured in this episode was pretty dull.”
Den of Geek’s Delia Harrington added that its “eerie, off-kilter humour remains in place”.
A fourth series of Killing Eve has already been commissioned, with Sex Education’s Laura Neal taking over from Suzanne Heathcote as lead writer.