Hit TV drama Killing Eve has been renewed for a third series.

The news was announced just hours after the second series of the Golden Globe-winning programme premiered in the US, the Press Association reports.

BBC America tweeted: "ANNOUNCING: @BBCAMERICA has renewed #KillingEve for a third season!"

The programme is about an MI5 officer (played by Sandra Oh) and her cat-and-mouse hunt for a psychotic assassin (Jodie Comer) debuted last year, enthralling audiences across the globe and winning critical acclaim.

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It returned in the US on Sunday night with an episode called Do You Know How To Dispose Of A Body?

The series, which is made by BBC America, will be shown on a weekly basis before it is screened in the UK, where all episodes will be made available on BBC iPlayer at the same time.

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