IT has always broken boundaries and kept viewers hooked with a stream of constant surprises – but the next series of Killing Eve will deliver its biggest shock yet.
Because the fourth and final season of the BBC drama will see its central character, bisexual Villanelle, transform from sick assassin to born-again Christian.
It’s a twist which will ensure the global hit and its central star Jodie Comer go out with a bang, delighting their loyal followers.
A TV insider said: “Villanelle actually turns to God quite early on in the fourth season, which will be a real eye-opener for viewers since she’s spent most of her life murdering people.
“But it’s a characteristic curveball from the makers of Killing Eve, who have always liked to keep fans on their toes with unexpected plots.
“And this ensures the drama, which has been one of the most talked about of the past three years, doesn’t end by simply tapering off.”
Since Killing Eve started in 2018, Jodie has become a household name thanks to playing the unhinged Russian killer obsessed with her pursuer, MI6 agent Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh.
The show, created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has seen Villanelle stab, poison, shoot and choke her victims.
And after a second and third series aired in 2019 and 2020, it attracted a long line of big-name actors including Fiona Shaw, Dame Harriet Walter and Steve Pemberton.
Filming of the fourth series was held up due to Coronavirus restrictions, but production has just restarted and the resulting episodes are set to air next year. I’d love to see Villanelle go the whole hog and end the show as a nun . . .