Killing Eve Season 4 Reactions and Cancellation
Killing Eve is a British spy thriller television series that is produced in the UK by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America and BBC Three; all four seasons of the show are available to stream on BBC iPlayer for a limited time, with its first season having been released in 2018 and the latest season in 2022. The story follows Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh, becoming a British intelligence investigator tasked to capture the psychopathic assassin Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer; although over the four seasons, the two characters develop a mutual obsession with one another. Now that season four has come to an end, many fans have strongly reacted to the ending with mixed opinions, so read on at your own risk as there may be some spoilers ahead!
The first episode of season one aired on the 8th of April of 2018, and on the 10th of April 2022, the last episode of season four was released. Since then, everyone who watches the show has taken to social media platforms and expressed their mixed opinions at the show’s ending, though before that, let us look at what the series Killing Eve is all about.
“Bored with her protection role within the British intelligence agencies, Eve Polastri is overly interested in female assassins, their psychologies, and their methods of killing. After brashly investigating behind the scenes in relation to a witness she is handling, she is fired from MI5. To her delight, she is recruited by a secret division within MI6 chasing an international assassin who calls herself Villanelle. Eve crosses paths with Villanelle and discovers that members within both of their secret circles may be more interconnected than she is comfortable with. However, she forms an obsession with Villanelle that is more than enthusiastically reciprocated. Both women begin to focus less on their initial missions to desperately learn more about the other.”
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Killing Eve is based on the Villanelle novel series by Luke Jennings, with the show being highly successful in both the United States and the United Kingdom, particularly receiving critical acclaim for its writing and lead actresses’ performance. The cast includes Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw (as Carolyn Martens), Kim Bodnia (as Konstantin Vasiliev), Camille Cottin (as Hélène), Anjana Vasan (as Pam), and Robert Gilbert (as Yusuf).
On Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth series has an approval rating of 62% based on 67 reviews, with an average rating of 6.55/10. According to one of the critics, “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.” It seems that as much as people love this series, the show has gone on for far too long and has become repetitive with not many new twists to offer, which is leading people to get bored from the series now.
Here are some reactions from Twitter:
It was confirmed on the 16th of March that this season of Killing Eve would be the last; yet, it has also been reported that AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films Ltd, which work together to produce Killing Eve, are “working to develop potential spinoffs to extend the world created in the series”. We can only wait for further news to find out what direction this will lead us to in Eve and Villanelle’s story, or whether they two characters will even appear.