'Killing Eve' is to end after its fourth season.

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will be back as intelligence investigator Eve Polastri and assassin Villanelle respectively for the final run of episodes of the crime drama, which will begin filming in the UK and Europe early this summer, ahead of broadcast in 2021.

Sandra 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 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 will follow in the footsteps of creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell and Suzanne Heathcote as head writer on the new series.

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!”

BBC bosses are delighted to have one of their biggest hits back for a final run.

Dan McGolpin, Director, BBC iPlayer and channels, said: “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.”