PRODUCTION BEGINS ON THIRD SEASON OF EMMY(R)-NOMINATED "KILLING EVE" AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON TWO
DAME HARRIET WALTER AND DANNY SAPANI JOIN CAST OF BBC AMERICA'S HIT DRAMA SERIES
New York, NY - August 19, 2019 - BBC AMERICA's smash hit thriller Killing Eve has begun production on its third season. The series, nominated for nine 2019 Emmy(R) Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, is welcoming Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown) and Danny Sapani (Harlots, The Crown) to the cast. Killing Eve, produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd., left off with an explosive cliffhanger at the end of season two, as Carolyn (Emmy(R) nominee Fiona Shaw) seemingly betrayed Eve (Emmy(R) nominee Sandra Oh) before Villanelle (Emmy(R) nominee Jodie Comer) shot Eve, leaving her for dead in Rome.
Killing Eve season two doubled its season one audience in Nielsen live/same day ratings and grew 87 percent in total viewers and 78 percent in the key adults 25-54 demo from season one in live+7, the highest season-over-season growth of any TV drama in the last four years. Season two averaged 1.8 million viewers per episode, including 754,000 adults 25-54.
Dame Harriet Walter is represented by Christian Hodell and Elizabeth Fergusson from Hamilton Hodell. Danny Sapani is represented by Gordon and French and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
For season three, British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will come on board to serve as lead writer and executive producer, continuing the tradition of passing the baton to a new female writing voice. Season three will also be executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas and Sandra Oh and produced by Nige Watson. Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor, Alias) also joins the team as executive producer. Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC AMERICA. Endeavor Content handles international sales. The series is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.
About SID GENTLE FILMS LTD.
Sid Gentle Films Ltd. was founded by Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013 along with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin with a focus to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious television drama and feature films. Credits to date include: BAFTA nominated The Durrells for ITV and Masterpiece, the highly acclaimed SS-GB for the BBC, Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories for Sky and the BAFTA and Peabody winning and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominated Killing Eve for BBC AMERICA.
About BBC AMERICA:
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG(R) Award-winner Sandra Oh and BAFTA Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, the upcoming Sir David Attenborough-narrated series Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy(R)-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III- all a part of the new Saturday nature television destination, Wonderstruck, launching Q4 2019. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA's influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, TCA Awards, NAACP Image Awards, an IDA Documentary Award, a Gotham Award and Golden Globes(R). Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable's most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Its unscripted slate includes the iconic car show Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show and the world's biggest darts championships. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.
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