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Contains major spoilers for Killing Eve season 3.
Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer is one of the BBC's most successful and recognisable show's at present, with a host of award nominations and wins to boast of.
The show's fans will be pleased to know a fourth season is on the way, although for the drama was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Killing Eve season 4: When's it on TV?
Killing Eve season 4 is currently in production, a new trailer has revealed. Posted across the show's official social media account, a clip peppered with behind the scenes snippets revealed that the fourth series was now in production.
The team are holding exact details of the new series close to their chest, but the internet exploded after a brief appearance of what could be Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri dressed in a short blonde wig. She seems to be standing in front of Tower Bridge in London.
Our lips are sealed. Mostly. 💄 pic.twitter.com/Qtl5zxfc37
— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) October 5, 2021
Deadline reported that filming was due to start in August 2020 but there were delays caused by the pandemic.
According to Deadline, the main reason for the delay is because Killing Eve is "a jigsaw of European location shoots, many of which have been rendered difficult at this time due to the pandemic."
A spokesperson for the show said: “Killing Eve shoots across multiple European locations. Due to the uncertainty of the world as a result of Covid-19, no shooting schedules for Killing Eve season four have been locked in at this point and there are various scenarios in play.
Star of the series Fiona Shaw told AP that filming was due to start in autumn 2020 but now won't commence until June 2021, commenting that will give them longer days to shoot and hopefully, more access to travel.
Watch this space for confirmation from the BBC when we have it.
Killing Eve season 4: Who's in it?
We do know that Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will be back as Eve Polastri and Villanelle, after season three saw them survive the drama and bloodshed.
Fiona Shaw will return as Carolyn Martens, along with her daughter Geraldine (Gemma Whelan). Sadly, we know Carolyn's endearing son Kenny (Sean Delaney) won't be back, after his tragic death at the start of the third series.
It's also highly likely we'll see Kim Bodnia return as Konstantin, as he managed to emerge from season three alive, although not particularly well.
One character who wasn't quite so lucky in series three was Dasha (Harriet Walter) and it seems there's no chance of a resurrection for the former assassin.
“She was written to be dead in the script. She’s dead... They may find a way to resurrect her in season four, but yeah, the way we wrote it, the intention was: her heart stopped. She’s gone. She’s left us," season three writer and executive producer Suzanne Heathcote told TV Line.
As per previous series, expect to see new characters (and famous faces) joining the show.
Behind the scenes, Laura Neal will act as head writer for the fourth season.
"Killing Eve smashes television tropes in every way, both on the screen and behind it," said AMC's Sarah Barnett following the announcement.
"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."
Killing Eve season 4: What's it about?
During a BAFTA Q&A, Suzanne Heathcote teased that the writers overseeing season four will "take it somewhere new, which involves taking risks. You just can't tread water".
But we don't know exactly what's coming down the track.
In the final scene of season three, it was hinted that Eve and Villanelle might be choosing to stay together rather than each going solo, so perhaps in series four we'll see their relationship develop in a way that's different to what we've been used to seeing.
Konstantin's motives and alliances are still very much a mystery, so it's likely the next series will explore that further.
Not to mention, The Twelve are still at large and killing a lot of people. Will Carolyn be able to stop them?
For now, we'll have to wait and see...
Killing Eve airs on BBC One.
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