'Killing Eve' confirmed to end with fourth season

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as Eve and Villanelle in <i>Killing Eve</i>. (BBC/Sid Gentle/Steve Schofield)
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as Eve and Villanelle in Killing Eve. (BBC/Sid Gentle/Steve Schofield)

Killing Eve creators have announced that the fourth season of the hit BBC drama due to air in 2022 will be the last.

Fans have been left devastated after creators announced the fourth season in a dramatic short 18-second clip, with the caption "Anything worth having is worth the wait. #KillingEve."

In the clip we see the infamous scene from the end of last season where Eve and Villanelle are stood on either side of the bridge looking longingly towards one another. Whilst the well-known theme tune plays, we see the message: "Oh, one more thing. The final season."

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Filming for the eight-episode final season will take place in summer of this year after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the release of the final season scheduled for 2022.

Created by Fleabag writer and actress, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, BBC America's sly thriller has unravelled the twisted tale of how British intelligence agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) became obsessed with gifted Russian assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) — and vice versa.

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Commenting on the announcement of the final season, Comer said: "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!"

Co-star Oh, also said in a statement: "Killing Eve has been one of my greatest experiences and I look forward to diving back into Eve's remarkable mind soon,"

Jodie Comer as Villanelle with Sandra Oh as Eve (BBC One)
Jodie Comer as Villanelle with Sandra Oh as Eve (BBC One)

"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."

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Each season of Killing Eve has seen a new head writer take the reins and this final season will be no different. Laura Neal who also wrote the hit Netflix series, Sex Education, will take on the role as head writer and executive producer for season four alongside Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Waller-Bridge, and Oh.

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