Killing Eve Preview Shows Villanelle Isn't Clowning Around Anymore

BBC America and AMC's Killing Eve not only brought Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) back into our lives but also brought them back two weeks early. Good news for viewers, bad news for Kenny (Sean Delaney) but we'll get to that in a moment. First up, Villanelle is now "rid" of Eve and ready to marry and settle down. Of course, duty (to kill people for a living) calls in the form of Dasha (Harriet Walter), who wants her back in the Twelve's fold. Villanelle's up for it as long as she's made a "Keeper," which puts her on par with Dasha and Konstantin (Kim Bodnia). No better way to celebrate a promotion than with a fresh kill. Over on the still-alive Eve's side of the world, she's left MI6 and works in a Korean restaurant as part of her "normal" life.

Kenny begins his career as an investigative journalist in Killing Eve, courtesy of BBC America.
Kenny begins his career as an investigative journalist in Killing Eve, courtesy of BBC America.

Thankfully, she's not alone: Kenny's also ditched the spy game, for life as an investigative investigator. Unfortunately, Eve discovers Kenny's new life cut short, thrown off the roof of a building. So we head into next week's episode having lost probably the only decent person on the series and with a ton of questions surrounding his death, questions Eve is wasting no time to get to the bottom of even as Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) finds herself in administrative hell and Villanelle decides she's not clowning around. The third season also stars Danny Sapani (Harlots), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Camille Cottin (Call My Agent), Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), and Raj Bajaj (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding). Turlough Convery (Ready Player One), Pedja Bjelac (Harry Potter franchise), and Evgenia Dodina (One Week and a Day) also star.

If you're new to the series then you might be wondering how things got to be where they are. Thankfully, the fine folks at BBC America have put together a look back at the first two seasons that gave each of our "wonder twins" a chance to vent some serious season-ending frustration out on one another (which has us wondering over who's going to be in the crosshairs at the end of this season). British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) serves as lead writer and executive producer for the third season, with Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Jeff Melvoin, and Oh also serving as executive producers, and Nigel Watson serving as producer. Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC America and distributed by Endeavor Content.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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