The darkly comic spy thriller earned major awards for its stars and creator during awards season.
It super short clip didn’t feature any footage from the new season, but its stars Sandra Oh, 48, and Jodie Comer, 26, both made brief appearances in closeup.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Killing Eve fans got a special V-Day treat on Friday when the BBC America series posted a short teaser trailer for its third season with Jodie Comer, 26, and Sandra Oh, 48
The abstract teaser was scored to the Hallelujah Chorus from George Frideric Handel Messiah, and it certainly gave fans of the critically acclaimed series plenty to rejoice about.
It opened with Jodie as Villanelle, the psychopathic assassin who animates Killing Eve.
She suggestively yet delicately strokes a screen of sheer red fabric that flutters in the breeze as the joyous music plays.
Red-tinted: The abstract teaser was scored to Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and featured the assassin Villanelle (Comer) seductively stroking a screen of sheer red fabric
Quick shot: Closeup shots of Jodie and her co-star Sandra flash across the screen at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speed
Contrasts: Sandra’s character is dressed in a burgundy mock turtleneck sweater and a brown coat, while Jodie rocks a red leather jacket
Closeup shots of Jodie and her co-star Sandra flash across the screen at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speed.
Sandra’s character is dressed in a burgundy mock turtleneck sweater and a brown coat, while Jodie rocks a red leather jacket.
‘Happy V Day’ flashes across the screen in the same distinctive font as the title, with a drop of blood dribbling down the ‘V.’
‘Happy V Day’ flashes across the screen in the same distinctive font as the title, with a drop of blood dribbling down the ‘V’
Coming soon: The series will return for its third season in late April
Sandra plays the eponymous Eve on the series, who initially works for the UK’s domestic counter-intelligence agency MI5, until she’s fired and then rehired by the foreign intelligence agency MI6.
Her specialty and obsession is with assassins, and she becomes engaged in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Oksana Astankova (Comer), who goes by the code name Villanelle.
After the events of season two, Villanelle is out of a job and believes her pursuer to be dead, while Eve is actually working a series of odd jobs to stay under the radar.
But a death that’s personal to both of them will set them on another potentially disastrous collision course.
Obsession: Sandra plays Eve, an intelligence specialist who joins MI6 to track down the assassin Villanelle. The two become obsessed with each other as part of their cat and mouse game; still from Killing Eve
Undercover: New season 3 stills show the newly unemployed women in new trades, with Villanelle dressed as a clown and Eve working in a restaurant; still from Killing Eve
Glamorous: Other pictures show the two in more natural outfits. Jodie stuns as Villanelle in a lovely royal blue dress adorned with colorful floral patterns
No fuss: Eve wears her trusty olive jacket as she walks in the countryside
Back in the fold: The stills promise the return of Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, leader of MI6’s Russian division
New stills from the upcoming season give a taste of how Villanelle and Eve are keeping busy while out of jobs.
Villanelle is pictured in one photo wearing a comical clown getup as if she were entertaining at a child’s birthday party, while Eve slices away at a mound of meat while working in a restaurant’s kitchen in another image.
Other pictures show the two in more natural outfits. Jodie stuns as Villanelle in a lovely royal blue dress adorned with colorful floral patterns, while Eve wears her trusty olive jacket as she walks in the countryside.
The new stills also promise the return of Fiona Shaw, who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the British Academy Television Awards, as Carolyn Martens, who leads the Russian division of MI6.
Winner: Sandra Oh made history as the first Asian woman to win multiple awards at the 2019 Golden Globes, which she also hosted; pictured in February
Trade-off: The two leads were nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, but Jodie took home the prize this time; pictured in September
The series has been the most high-profile work Sandra has done since departing Gray’s Anatomy, and it turned Jodie into a household name.
Sandra made history at the 2019 Golden Globes, when she became the first Asian person to host the ceremony, the first Asian woman in 39 years to win the Best Actress in a TV Drama award, and the first Asian woman to win multiple Golden Globes, after winning her first in 2006 for Gray’s Anatomy.
Both actresses were for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 2019 Primetime Emmys, but Jodie won this time around.