With two months to go until Sandra Oh's Eve and Jodie Comer's Villanelle's come storming back to BBC America with Killing Eve season 3 on April 26, viewers learned Sex Education writer Laura Neal would be taking on the role of head writer for the show's fourth season. So let's address the 800 lb. elephany in the corner of the room with the butterfly knife: spoiler? Eve and Villanelle survived the second season – thus, a third season… and most likely the same case for the fourth one.
Since we're discussing the third season anyway, here's a look at the recently released teaser for the series' return – but though it might have the title "Hallelujah", we're not seeing a whole lot of "saintly intentions" on Villanelle's face – but a ton of righteous anger:
Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle opening up about the third season earlier this month, offering clues as to where Villanelle and Eve's paths will be taking them – as well as how the fallout from the second season finale impacts a number of other familiar faces (with preview images):
"A big theme for Villanelle is her trying to gauge some sense of control. She is a very free spirit, and she always seems to be under the thumb of this higher entity, whoever that may be. She's really trying to shake that off."
● Now that Eve's no longer a big fan of MI6, she's looking to take her career in a different direction – yet she just can't escape those pesky knives:
"She's a very, very bright woman who is good at whatever she decides to turn her hand to. She's also very, very good at making dumplings. And Sandra turns out to be incredibly good at making dumplings — and at butchering, actually."
● Konstantin's (Kim Bodnia) future was teased with a simple reminder that his daughter Irina is still alive.
● The mysterious fellow next to Villanelle in the clown photo above? That's Felix (Stefan Iancu) – a name and face to keep and eye on… especially since no other info was given out on his backstory or how he impacts our pair.
● While Eve and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) will find their relationship understandably "strained", their paths will cross again – but the trust levels are at an all-time low.
● Remember Eve's pseudo-husband Niko (Owen McDonnell)? First thing you should know is that he's alive. Second thing you should know is that after Villanelle framed him for murder… well… here's how Woodward Gentle explains it: "He's left in a really, really miserable place, but he's not dead. Miserable but not dead."