Killing Eve season 3 to release earlier than expected

Fans of spy thriller Killing Eve will now be able to enjoy the third season much sooner than expected.

The Emmy-winning series which was earlier scheduled to premiere on April 26, 2020 will now be available to stream on April 12, 2020.

The two-week push up was announced with the release of the official trailer for season three.

Killing Eve is based on Luke Jennings’ series of thriller novellas, Codename Villanelle.

It stars Sandra Oh as MI5 Officer – Eve and Jodie Comer as a self-described psychopathic killer, Villanelle. Both the leads have received several accolades for their performances including a Golden Globe for Oh, and an Emmy and a BAFTA for Comer.

While Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) served as showrunner for the first season, Suzanne Heathcote will take over in season three.

Season two ended with the death of (spoiler alert) Eve but is she really dead?

Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios said in a statement:

We know how adored this series is and we know how keen people are for great content right now… This season of Killing Eve digs deep psychologically, and with actors like Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw the results are nothing short of astonishing. We literally couldn’t wait for fans to see it.

As per the official premise, the third season will further explore the story of the two women with cruel pasts, “addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice”.

“For Villanelle (Comer), Eve (Oh) is dead. For Eve, Villanelle will never find her. An unexpected and personal death causes them to cross paths again.”

“The two will have to bear the loss of friends, family, allegiances… even a part of their souls.”

Season three will see the return of Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, Sean Delaney and Owen McDonnell along with new cast members Dame Harriet Walter, Danny Sapani, Gemma Whelan, Camille Cottin, Steve Pemberton and Raj Bajaj.

Check out the official trailer here:

Fans in India can stream the series on Hotstar.

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