In addition to Whelan and Bjelac, the cast has also added Call My Agent‘s Camille Cottin, Inside No. 9‘s Steve Pemberton, Raj Bajaj (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding), Turlough Convery (Ready Player One) and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day). No character descriptions have been given for the seven new stars.
The series left off with an explosive cliffhanger at the end of season two, as Carolyn seemingly betrayed Eve (Sandra Oh) before Villanelle (Jodie Comer) shot Eve, leaving her for dead in Rome. In the next season of Killing Eve, Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will be replacing Emerald Fennell as the new showrunner and lead writer which is in line with the show’s tradition of passing the baton to a new female writing voice.
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.