The fourth and final series of Killing Eve has finally started filming

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

If, like us, your obsession with Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer just won't quit, you'll be happy to know Killing Eve season four has officially been confirmed and will be landing on a TV screen near you in 2022. BBC America also announced it will be final season of the series.

With filming planned for summer 2021, fans are already speculating about storylines, cast, release dates and more. Here's everything we know about Killing Eve season four so far.

What have the cast said about Killing Eve season 4?

Speaking to NBC (via MailOnline), Jodie Comer revealed how she felt about Killing Eve coming to an end, knowing season 4 would be the last. "I had a little moment where I saw the clapperboard and I had a kind of lump in my throat," she admitted.

"I cannot let myself [mourn]. I have two months left [of filming] It is like a marathon. If you are at the start you cannot think of the finish. Not that I have ever run a marathon."

Teasing the plot, Jodie continued, "We have definitely got off to an exciting star. I think now, because we know it's the final season they are definitely pushing boundaries, especially with Villanelle. Where we open with her [Villanelle] is totally bonkers and brilliant. I hope people finally enjoy it when it hits the screen."

What do we know about Killing Eve season 4?

For starters, fans already know that none other than Sex Education's Laura Neal will now be scripting the show, which, namely because Sex Education is bloody brilliant, is very exciting. She'll take over from Suzanne Heathcote who wrote the third season, and join a roster of the likes of Emerald Fennell and Phoebe Waller-Bridge who wrote seasons two and one respectively.

AMC president Sarah Barnett said of Laura's appointment:

"Killing Eve smashes television tropes in every way, both on the screen and behind it. We have a remarkable squad of ferociously smart women writers passing the baton to each other on this show, aligned around a coherent vision but bringing it to life with their own specific sparkle and brilliance. Laura Neal is the latest incredible leader of the pack on Killing Eve."

When might Killing Eve season 4 be released?

BBC America announced Killing Eve season four will be landing in 2022, with filming scheduled for this summer.

In fact, at the BAFTA TV Awards, Jodie Comer confirmed that filming for season four was all set to start on 7 June 2021! When Tom Allen asked when she'd be shooting the series, Jodie responded, "Tomorrow! Yes... don't worry I've pre-ordered my taxi, I'm not gonna' be hungover, I'll be very sensible."

So far, the series has followed a fairly rigid pattern of release dates. Season 2 dropped first in America in April 2019, and followed with a UK release date in June on BBC. Season 3 launched in April 2020 in the states and dropped in the UK in June so two months later.

So, as for season 4? Let's hope for an April 2022 release date in America, and an early summer release date in the UK. Naice.

The good news is that in early October the BBC essentially confirmed all this, releasing an exciting little teaser which revealed that not only had Killing Eve begun filming but it's now in production, meaning we're likely on track for that springtime 2022 air date.

Who will star in Killing Eve season 4?

Fans can assume there is no Killing Eve without Villanelle and Eve Polastri, aka Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. The Express say Fiona Shaw is likely to reprise her role as MI5 boss, Carolyn Martens, while Kim Bodnia as Konstantin Vasiliev, Villanelle's handler, will also be present.

We can also assume there will be some new characters - season 3 brought with it the mysterious new Felix (played by Stefan Iancu), while during season 2, we were introduced to Julian (played by The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt), Jess (W1A's Nina Sosanya) and Hugo (Edward Bluemel).

What might happen in Killing Eve season 4?

The first series was based on the book Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings, but the series beyond this have taken their own direction. Undoubtedly, Villanelle will continue to kill, and Sandra Oh will continue to be secretly obsessed with her. Or will we get the Bonnie and Clyde duo we so desperately desire? Only time will tell.

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