Killing Eve is making an epic comeback. Here’s the air date for Killing Eve season 3’s episodes, trailers, and so much more!
Season 3 of BBC America’s best show is almost here! Featuring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in their stunning, unpredictable roles, Killing Eve is back for another season of murder, chases, and obsessive romance, loosely based on the Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings.
‘Killing Eve’ season 3 air date, where to watch
The second season of Killing Eve ended with an explosive finale on May 26, 2019. Now, almost exactly two years after the pilot, the show is back every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.
Where can I watch Killing Eve season 1 and 2? The last two seasons are currently streaming on Hulu.
Where can I watch Killing Eve season 3? The show is currently airing on BBC America and AMC. The new season launched on Sunday, April 12.
Season 4 air date: We don’t yet know when season 4 is coming to screen, but it has already been confirmed by BBC America.
‘Killing Eve’ season 3 episode list
Season 3 will have eight episodes, just like seasons 1 and 2 did. Read our spoiler-free review of the new season.
For reference, this is the official synopsis of the upcoming season:
Killing Eve season 3 continues to follow the lives of Villanelle, the assassin without a job, and Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances, and perhaps a share of their souls.
‘Killing Eve’ 3×01: ‘Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey’
Aired 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.
‘Killing Eve’ 3×02: ‘Management Sucks’
Aired April 19, 2020. 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.
‘Killing Eve’ 3×03: ‘Meetings Have Biscuits’
Airs April 26, 2020.Villanelle agrees to do 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.
‘Killing Eve’ season 3 trailer
The BBC released an exciting new trailer that gives us plenty of hints of what’s to come.
Life has gone on for Villanelle since she shot Eve. She’s back to her usual exploits… well, sort of. As for Eve? She’s back to working for Carolyn, although who knows how all of that sorted itself out. Either way, the Killing Eve season 3 trailer shows her meeting up with Kenny (or, well, Kenny sneaking up to her as she sleeps, prompting them both to scream in terror). And Carolyn has to prepare Eve for the inevitable: Villanelle finally discovering that Eve survived. She can’t hide forever.
How will they move forward? Will they have to kill each other? Or are we past that, and now they have to create an entirely new way of coexisting in a world where they might still be working for the same side?
‘Killing Eve’ best quotes
One of the biggest strengths of this show is its clever dialogue, and there are so many great Killing Eve quotes that it’s hard to pick and choose, but here are a few of them:
Eve: Her hair is dark blonde, maybe honey? It was tied back. She was slim, about 25, 26. She had very delicate features … her eyes are sort of cat-like. Wide, but alert. Her lips are full, she has a long neck, high cheekbones. Her skin is smooth and bright … she had a lost look in her eye, that was both direct and also chilling. She’s totally focused, yet almost entirely inaccessible. — 1×03
Villanelle: You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them. – 1×05
Eve: God, it’s amazing how efficient things are when you’re a dick to people. – 1×08
Villanelle: You love me.
Villanelle: I love you.
Villanelle: I do!
Eve: You don’t understand what that is.
Villanelle: I do. You’re mine.
Villanelle: You are! You’re mine! Eve? I thought you were special.
Eve: I’m sorry to disappoint. – 2×08
‘Killing Eve’ nails female romance without objectification
Killing Eve does an amazing job of depicting bisexual women developing a powerful, even sensual, obsession for each other, without once objectifying them.
Both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are stunning in every shot, and if this were any other show, we would inevitably have been given some long pan-ups, multiple shower scenes, and many excuses to see the characters naked. But Killing Eve doesn’t do this.
The sensuality of Eve and Villanelle’s relationship, and the allure of the show as a whole, doesn’t rest on the bodies of its actors, no matter how beautiful they are. And even when it does, it’s the ruthlessness and strength of those bodies — Villanelle’s unstoppable trudge across a field, Eve’s determined speeding towards a threat — that is the most fascinating
Instead of relying on suggestive material to illustrate the budding love-hate relationship, Killing Eve relies on more subtle eroticism that is clearly written by women: most notably, in Villanelle’s fascination for Eve’s hair, and the intimate act of gifting her clothes — and Eve’s enjoyment of wearing those clothes and seeing how her body looks in them.
And yet it’s still deeper than that. Because Eve is primarily drawn to Villanelle not by her beauty, or by the criminal pursuit of her, but by her cleverness and skill. Villanelle represents the decadence and unapologetic cunning that Eve longs for in her own life. For Villanelle, on the other hand, Eve represents the chase she’s always been looking for.
It’s a far cry from the female interactions we’re used to seeing on screen, especially as they veer towards the romantic. While sex between women is so often framed for the male gaze, Killing Eve makes a point of never showing the women fully undressed, prioritizing the psychology of it over the physicality.
This show has managed to create a beautiful, believable story while still respecting its characters, proving yet again the importance of having women writing and producing stories about women.
The best ‘Killing Eve’ songs
One of the best parts of this show is its epic soundtrack. From this latest trailer’s “Addicted to Love” cover by Skylar Grey, to the classic intro’s “Xpectations” by Unloved, ever single song seems to be chilling, sensual and action-packed all at the same time — perfectly describing the relationship between Eve and Villanelle.
You can find the full Spotify playlist here.
‘Killing Eve’ season 3 cast and crew
Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge stepped down from her spot as head writer and executive producer at the end of season 1, but she continued to produce throughout season 2 and 3. Emerald Fennell (star from Call the Midwife and The Danish Girl) ran season 2. Now, for season 3, Suzanne Heathcote is taking over the role. She previously wrote for Fear the Walking Dead and produced the TV series See.
Her vision for the show will heavily shape where things go from here, and continue the tradition of having a story about women be female-led, both on screen and behind the scenes.
We’ll see our favorite actors come back: Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, and Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, presumably followed by many other recurring characters from last season. And Dame Harriet Walter and Gemma Wellan join the cast for season 3.
Our best ‘Killing Eve’ articles
Killing Eve has always been unpredictable, so there’s really no telling where it’ll take us in season 3. For now, everything points to this season starting immediately after the fateful shooting – how will Eve and Villanelle rebuild their life? Can things ever be normal again?
Season 2 left Eve, Niko, Carolyn, Kenny, Konstantin and Villanelle reeling from what they had all experienced. With the start of season 3, we see that everyone is dealing with things differently: while Kenny and Carolyn explore new avenues for victory in their own ways (one by detaching from MI6, and the by sucking up to annoying superiors), Eve is done with both MI6 and Villanelle. She just wants to live a quiet life, and maybe try to make it up to Niko… although it may be too late for that.
It takes a traumatic event for Eve to return to the chase; but this time, it’ll be on her own terms.