The hit spy thriller TV show Killing Eve has been renewed for a fourth season, it has been announced.

Ahead of the third series airing later this year, BBC America revealed that the Phoebe Waller-Bridge created drama has already been green lit for another run.

An announcement on the BBC American website said: "Today (January 3) we're thrilled to announce that the critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated and Bafta-winning series has been renewed for a fourth season, months ahead of the season three premiere in Spring 2020!"

Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle said: "I am beyond thrilled that we can continue our extraordinary journey.

"It is testament to everyone involved that we have been picked up so early - the magnificent actors, writers, directors and production team. We are extremely lucky to work with such fierce and dedicated people."

Sandra Oh and Fiona Shaw in season two of Killing Eve

The third season of the hugely popular series, which stars Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw, is set to air in the spring in the US.

Killing Eve continues its tradition of passing the baton to a new female lead writer each season. Waller-Bridge penned the first season, Emerald Fennell wrote the second and Suzanne Heathcote took the helm of the third.

Sarah Barnett, President, AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said Heathcote "takes Eve, Villanelle and Carolyn to places more thrilling, twisted and surprising than ever" in the upcoming third run.

"Our addicted fans will not be disappointed," she added.

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