Hello people! We are back again with more exciting news- yes! Killing Eve has been renewed for a season 4. Killing Eve is a black comedy produced in the United Kingdom by Sid Gentle Films. The April 2018 thriller follows the life of Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a bored British intelligence spy with an obsessive fascination for female murderers. Villanelle with her skills and eccentric wardrobe (OMG feel me people I am in love) manages to snag the attention of Eve and vice versa.
Killing Eve writes women brilliantly; there’s no denying that. Female characters on the show are multifaceted, complex, bossy and both heroic and villainous.
But the show no longer seems sure what to do with its title character, Eve. While the white female characters are given rich inner lives and backstories to explore, the show’s BAMF female lead feels underwritten.
Hopefully the season four delay – and the public scrutiny over the show’s all-white writing team – will modify that.
Killing Eve Season 4 Release Date:
AMC Networks and BBC America had announced the renewal of the critically acclaimed and BAFTA-winning drama Killing Eve Season 4, months before the third season had hit the screens.
There has been no release date for Killing Eve Season 4 announced yet. With all the productions shut down at the moment due to the ongoing pandemic, there’s no telling when Killing Eve will go into production for its fourth season. The filming on the fourth season of thriller drama Killing Eve has been suspended till further notice in the wake of the corona pandemic. And without a clear return date, if I may add.
The first two seasons had kicked off in April in the US before arriving in the UK in June (apart from season three). But given everything that’s been going on, we could be waiting a lot longer than April 2021 for Killing Eve Season 4.
Killing Eve Season 4 Cast:
All the main cast members who survived Season 3 are expected to return in Killing Eve Season 4. That includes Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), Villanelle (Jodie Comer), Carolyn (Fiona Shaw), and Konstantin (Kim Bodnia).
Each season of the show has been headed up by a new female writer and this one is no different. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who remains an executive producer on the series, took charge of season one, Emerald Fennell was tasked with season two and Suzanne Heathcote was responsible for season three –there’s been another changing of the guard, with Sex Education writer Laura Neal brought on board for season four.
But, Killing Eve has been in the headlines in recent weeks after writer Kayleigh Llewellyn tweeted a picture of the show’s all-white writers’ room, sparking a conversation of show’s lack of diversity on social media.
Viewers took to social media to criticize the writers’ line-up, pointing out that there was no East Asian writer included – and that it was no wonder that Sandra Oh’s lead character Eve had felt underwritten in season three in comparison to co-protagonist Villanelle.
Hopefully, it will be remedied in season 4 and Killing Eve will get the time and inclination to fix their behind-the-scenes representation, and to put Eve back where she belongs: at the heart of the show.
Killing Eve Season 4 Plot:
The first season ended with Eve plunging a knife into Villanelle. The second saw Villanelle shoot Eve and leaving her to die. The third season, however, had the pair standing on a bridge, contemplating their future. They try to walk away from each other but fail to do so. It’s a powerful scene that shows how much Villanelle has grown, but it also sees Eve properly accept her feelings towards the assassin for the first time.
Season three’s head writer Suzanne Heathcote knows what she expects to happen next. “Laura Neal has the most amazing imagination. Whatever comes next will be vivid, wild, crazy and surprising,” she promised during a special BAFTA Q&A on Friday night.
While there has been no plot confirmation for Killing Eve Season 4, we do have some ideas.
It looked like Villanelle was going to join Carolyn at MI6, but that plan fell through. After two seasons of being cooler than cool, Carolyn took one hell of kicking this time around. Now that Villanelle has decided murdering people isn’t really what she wants to do with her life, what will she turn her attention to next?
Villanelle has always had an impeccable eye for fashion and interior decor, so that’s always an option. Then there’s Konstantin, who has done another runner, and The Twelve, who are still as mysterious as ever.
Season three of Killing Eve took the focused cat and mouse antics of Eve Polastri and Villanelle and twisted them into something different. While season three was a slow burner, by the end it looked like it had finally delivered this fan’s dearest wish: to see Villanelle and Eve admit that they’re perfect for one another. But how long, as Eve asks in the season three finale before they consume one another?
So. Many. Questions. For. Killing Eve Season 4.
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