Killing Eve is a British spy thriller television series, produced in the United Kingdom by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America and BBC Three. It has been adapted from Luke Jennings’s novel series, Villanelle. Each season of the show is headed by a different female head-writer. The first series had Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the head writer, the second series Emerald Fennell, the third series Suzanne Heathcote and the fourth series Laura Neal.
The first series premiered on BBC America on 8 April 2018, and on BBC iPlayer on 15 September 2018 through BBC Three. The third series premiered on 12 April 2020 for BBC America, and on 13 April 2020 for BBC iPlayer, and concluded on 31 May 2020. The fourth series premiered on 27 February 2022 on BBC America, 28 February 2022 on BBC iPlayer, and 5 March 2022 on BBC One, and concluded on 10 April 2022.
Killing Eve Season 4 Plot
We first meet armchair detective Eve Polastri at the beginning of Season 1 when she is working as a deskbound agent for MI5. Owing to the patriarchy, all her talents are often overlooked or not paid attention to but not for long! When she realizes the skilled assassin taking down all the big shots in Europe is the woman herself too she realized she now has way more responsibilities and pressure on her.
And then we meet Carolyn Martens, a no-nonsense MI6 spy with an extremely impressive resume. She recruits eve and her boss, Bill to join her secret organization to find out the assassin who turns out to be the villanelle. Kenny, Carolyn’s son is the technical genius of the team too!
As season 1 goes on, the Villanelle continues with her killing spree and there is an array of deaths we also meet Konstantin, the Russian teddy bear of a man who serves as Villanelle’s handler/father figure/Russian double agent. It is still a mystery unresolved about which side is Konstantin on.
When Eve, Villanelle, and Bill finally face each other Villanelle ends up killing Bill in a crowded club which Eve could not prevent. Things take a darker and more serious turn here with Bill’s murder.
Season 2 picks up from all the storylines left behind at the end of season 1, we discover Eve stabbed Villanelle, not in the heart but the stomach and hence she survives but the Twelve is displeased with her. Konstantin takes advantage of this and lures her to go into freelance assassinating with him.
On the other side, Eve has been having troubles as she returns to London, she of course, shares nothing with her long-suffering husband, Nico, and fears Villanelle must be dead. So when MI5 hires Konstantin and Villanelle to crack “The Ghost,” a new assassin who has been posing as a cleaner to get close to her targets she is forced to work alongside the woman she is attracted to as well as attempt to kill in the past.
Throughout the dark, witty events and the topnotch action events at one point we almost believe Eve and Villanelle may just escape away as a dynamic duo but Eve returns to her old self and tells Villanelle she can’t go away with her. Season 2 ends paying a Deja vu to season 1 ending, just with some roles swapped, as Villanelle shoots Eve.
The third season resumes six months ahead of the timeline of the season 2 finale. Eve keeps a low profile away from the frenzy and attention after her near-death experience in the hands of Villanelle. Villanelle too looks for alternative ways of making a living after she quits the Twelve. But she, later on, feels like nothing else can make her feel the way killing does to her, and maybe she is meant to do that, it is what she has been made for her. Eve is also pushed to look into the activities of the Twelve again after they kill someone close to her causing the two women to cross paths again
The fourth and final season picks up immediately from where season 3 ended things where Eve is ravenous and absolutely determined to have her revenge and Villanelle is prepared to change herself for the sake of being a better person for Eve and having a healthy relationship with her. But there continue to be clashes between the two women because of their varied outlooks on the mission even though they continue to reach the same aim throughout the series, destruction of the Twelve.
Killing Eve Season 4 Accolades
Throughout the span of its four seasons, Killing Eve has been nominated for a bunch of awards including the Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards, Critic’s choice awards, British Academy Television Awards, and many more. It broke weekly rating increases and received several accolades, including British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. Both Oh and Comer were praised for their performances, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. Comer and Fiona Shaw have also received British Academy Television Awards for their performances.
Killing Eve Season 4 Cast
- Jodie Comer as Villanelle
- Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri
- Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens
- Kim Bodnia as Konstantin
- Owen McDonnell as Niko Polastri
- Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton
- Edward Bluemel as Hugo
- Camille Cottin as Hélène
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Elena Felton
- Robert Gilbert as Yusuf
- Harriet Walter as Dasha
- Anjana Vasan as Pam
- Danny Sapani as Jamie
- Turlough Convery as Bear
- Gemma Whelan as Geraldin
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Aaron Peel
- Nina Sosanya as Jess
- Yuli Lagodinsky as Irina
Killing Eve Season 4 Critic and Review
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first series has an approval rating of 96% based on 154 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Seductive and surprising, Killing Eve’s twist on the spy vs. spy concept rewards viewers with an audaciously entertaining show that finally makes good use of Sandra Oh’s talents.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second series has an approval rating of 92% based on 163 reviews, with an average rating of 8.15/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “With the titillating cat-and-mouse game still rooted at its core, Killing Eve returns for an enthralling second season of considerably higher stakes, hilariously dark humor, and a captivating dynamic between characters, solidifying its position as one of the best spy thrillers out.”
On Rotten Tomatoes, the third series has an approval rating of 80% based on 158 reviews, with an average rating of 6.75/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “If Killing Eve’s third season doesn’t cut quite as deep, it’s still a fiendishly delightful showcase for Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh’s killer chemistry.”
On Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth series has an approval rating of 56% based on 89 reviews, with an average rating of 6.55/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Villanelle’s found religion in Killing Eve’s climactic season, but this series has spun its wheels for so long that the thrill is gone.”
The first two seasons of the show garnered a way better response than the mixed reviews of the last two seasons. The show started with a perfect pace keeping its audience hooked for more but could not maintain the same level through the later seasons. In fact, the final season has been ranked as one of the worst series finales and received a lot of backlash from fans.
The show has an overall IMDb rating of 8.2/10.
Schedule for Killing Eve Season 4
What happened in season 3 of Killing Eve?
The third season began with Eve working in a restaurant in south London and Villanelle on the verge of marrying, a direct continuation of the Season 2 finale, in which Eve was found dead in Rome.
Of course, the cat-and-mouse couple eventually caught up with each other, and people like Niko became collateral damage. Fiona Shaw reprised her role as Carolyn, the brilliant woman who turned down Villanelle’s offer to work with MI6 as an informant.
There were also new characters added. In an especially brilliant episode set in the Russian countryside with a lot of Elton John songs, there was Villanelle’s trainer Dasha, Kenny’s (RIP) manager Jamie, Carolyn’s daughter, and Villanelle’s family.
Villanelle and Eve faced each other on Tower Bridge in the season’s final clip, promising to stay away from each other… before turning around to face each other.
Where to watch killing eve?
For many providers, seasons one, two, and three of Killing Eve are currently available on-demand. Season four premiered on February 27 on BBC America, and also aired on Mondays on AMC from February 28.
Seasons one, two, and three cost $19.99 for HD on YouTube or $13.99 for SD.
A spinoff series based on Carolyn’s early life in MI6 and her development and growth through it has been confirmed in April 2022, so the fans of Killing Eve still have a bit more to look forward to!