With two months to go before Sandra Oh's Eve and Jodie Comer's Villanelle's return to our screens for the third season of BBC America's Killing Eve (hitting BBC America and AMC on April 26 at 10 p.m.), we're learning who will be head scribe for the show's fourth season. Following Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, and Suzanne Heathcote, and keeping with the tradition of hiring a female writer for each season, the award-winning series will be welcoming Sex Education writer Laura Neal into the fold.
"Laura is frighteningly bright, takes no prisoners and can laugh at anything. She's wicked and wild, emotional and provocative. The stories we are already creating for season four promise a pitch-black riot."
– Sally Woodward Gentle, Executive Producer
But let's not get ahead of ourselves – there's still the matter of season 3 for Villanelle and Eve to survive – and according to ? According to Woodward Gentle, both will be looking for more control over their respective lives – and for Villanelle, that means a new focus:
"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."