TV - Killing Eve/The Handmaid's Tale

Killing Eve and The Handmaid's Tale are both set to return to UK TV screens for their fourth (and in one case, final) season...

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Channel 4 is officially set to return to Gilead in 2021 with the fourth series of the multi-award winning series The Handmaid’s Tale airing later this year. Season 1-3 of the critically acclaimed smash hit will also be available ahead of the launch of season 4 on All 4.

Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Elisabeth Moss will reprise her role as June Osborne, who chose to return to the patriarchal regime of Gilead to rescue her daughter Hannah rather than save herself and escape at the end of season three.

Season four will also see the return of Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford, Yvonne Strahovski as his wife Serena Joy, Alexis Bledel as Emily Malek, Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo, Amanda Brugel as Rita, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole, Max Minghella as Nick Blaine, Samira Wiley as Moira Strand, Sam Jaeger as Mark Tuello and Bradley Whitford as Joseph Lawrence.

The Handmaid’s Tale has won nearly 50 awards globally, including the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Samira Wiley) and Writing for a Drama Series; as well as the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (Elisabeth Moss); in addition to a BAFTA for Best International Programme.

Meanwhile, production of the fourth and final series of the popular and critically acclaimed series Killing Eve is scheduled to begin early this summer, filming in the UK and locations across Europe, with the eight-episode series to air next year, exclusively on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Sandra Oh said “Killing Eve has been one of my greatest experiences and I look forward to diving back into Eve’s remarkable mind soon. I’m so grateful for all cast and crew who have brought our story to life and to the fans who have joined us and will be back for our exciting and unpredictable fourth and final season.”

Jodie Comer added, “Killing Eve has been the most extraordinary journey and one that I will be forever grateful for. Thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us throughout and come along for the ride. Although all good things come to an end, it’s not over yet. We aim to make this one to remember!”

Laura Neal (Sex Education, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) continues the Killing Eve tradition of a new lead writer every series, following Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell and Suzanne Heathcote. Neal is also an executive producer on series four.

Sally Woodward Gentle, Executive Producer, said “We have been unbelievably blessed to work with extraordinary human beings throughout the life of Killing Eve. From the magical Phoebe via the delectable Emerald, super talented Suzanne and now mind blowing Laura; headed by the super-powers of Sandra, Jodie, Fiona and Kim, and with brilliantly talented directors and crew. No one knew what an adventure we were embarking on and there’s so much more to come. Buckle up!”

Dan McGolpin, Director, BBC iPlayer and channels, added “Killing Eve has become one of BBC iPlayer’s most successful programmes ever across the first three series, they have been streamed over 175m times and are still going strong. We are all looking forward to finding out how this masterful tale with its fascinating and complex characters will end and what twists and turns there will be before we get to the final scenes.”

Killing Eve stars Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice award winner Sandra Oh, Emmy and Bafta winner Jodie Comer, Emmy nominee and Bafta winner Fiona Shaw and Bafta nominee Kim Bodnia.

Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd for BBC AMERICA. Executive producers for the upcoming season are Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, Laura Neal and Sandra Oh. The series is financed and distributed by Endeavor Content.

Series four will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Series 1-3 are available to stream exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

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