Who wants a treasure trove of AMC / BBC America news today? Parent company AMC Networks today has clearly been busy, so let’s cycle through some of the important stuff that you really need to know about.
Killing Eve is coming back for more – Gasp! BBC America wants to continue to have their most culturally-relevant show ever. The Sandra Oh – Jodie Comer product has managed to surpass the brilliant Orphan Black in terms of clout and at this point, AMC is even simulcasting it as a way to get more ratings. There have been rumors of a season 3 for a while, but it was made official this morning, just over 12 hours after the second season premiered.
One of the things that is so fascinating about how this show does things is the rotation that tends to come in the lead writer position. For season 1, it was Phoebe Waller-Bridge who was in charge. Meanwhile, Emerald Fennell took on the reigns for season 2. Moving forward, Suzanne Heathcote will take over the position for season 3! As for which cast members will return … that’s mostly a measure of what happens in season 2 and we would never spoil such a thing so soon!
Now, it’s statement time. There are a lot of people feeling pretty good about themselves this morning.
Sarah Barnett, President of Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks – “We love having this show and the brilliant Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw on our networks … Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emerald Fennell have delivered two addictively entertaining seasons. As we did last year, we’re renewing Killing Eve right out of the gate, now with Suzanne Heathcote as lead writer, as a sign of confidence – we adore this show as much as our fans do. Killing Eve doesn’t do anything in a templated way; we love giving opportunity to three genius women to make their mark.”
Emerald Fennell – “It’s been such an exciting year for me on Killing Eve. I think it’s cool that this tradition has been built into this untraditional show. Inheriting some of Phoebe’s characters was a treat – I can’t wait to see what Suzanne does next.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – “I’m very excited that the Killing Eve baton is being passed onto another incredible writer for season 3. We can sleep soundly knowing these characters are safe in Suzanne Heathcote’s hilariously murderous hands.”
Now, enjoy the rest of season 2 without being overly concerned for the future.
New premiere dates!
In what is another sign that you’re going to be waiting for a while to see Better Call Saul, AMC confirmed that The Terror: Infamy, its second season, will launch on Monday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. This season will be set during World War II and focus on the struggles of the Japanese-American community.
Meanwhile, the second season of the spectacularly-underrated Lodge 49 will be here on August 12 at 10:00. We don’t know if any more viewers are going to check out the whimsical dramedy set in Long Beach, but a lot of people really should. Dud’s counting on it to get his life together … if he ever can, anyway.
What do you think about all of this news? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: BBC America.)