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Jodie Comer thinks ‘Killing Eve’ should end before they are “kicked out the door”

The show will end with its fourth season next year

By Emma Kelly

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve
Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, Jodie Comer as Villanelle in 'Killing Eve' (Picture: Nick Wall/BBCAmerica)

Jodie Comer thinks that ‘Killing Eve’ should end with integrity before they are “kicked out the door”.

The drama will wrap up in 2022 for its fourth season, with Comer returning as psychopathic assassin Villanelle one last time.

Comer, 28, told Harper’s Bazaar that all but two episodes have been filmed and that she is “trying not to think about [the end] too much”.

The actress said: “It’s sad, you know? I’ve been with this character for a really, really long time.

“I would rather we ended on a good note and kept our integrity, instead of going on and on, and being kicked out the door.”

Killing Eve’ premiered in 2018 and received glowing critical acclaim for seasons one and two, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for Sandra Oh, and a BAFTA and an Emmy for Comer. 

While reviews for season three were still solid, ratings dipped slightly, and it was confirmed that season four would be the show’s last.

Jodie Comer wearing pink dress as Villanelle in Killing Eve
Jodie Comer as Villanelle. (Picture: BBC)

At the time, Comer – who currently stars in ‘The Last Duel’ alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon – said: “Killing Eve has been the most extraordinary journey and one that I will be forever grateful for. Thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us throughout and come along for the ride. Although all good things come to an end, it’s not over yet. We aim to make this one to remember.”

Oh, who plays Eve Polastri, said: “Killing Eve has been one of my greatest experiences and I look forward to diving back into Eve’s remarkable mind soon. I’m so grateful for all cast and crew who have brought our story to life and to the fans who have joined us and will be back for our exciting and unpredictable fourth and final season.”

Season four will be written by ‘Sex Education’ writer Laura Neal who will also executive produce.

While ‘Killing Eve’ will end next year, it’s been rumoured that BBC America is developing a number of potential spin-offs, although no details have been reported.

When asked about a possible ‘Killing Eve’ movie on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Comer said: “I don’t think so. I think they’re kind of keeping their options open, like who knows what the future holds.

“We just want to make sure we end it on a good note that’s satisfying for the audience but is also truthful to the characters.”

‘Killing Eve’ will return to BBC America and BBC iPlayer in 2022.