Killing Eve is coming to an end but BBC America and AMC are already preparing a spin-off of the hit series.
MI6 spy Carolyn Mertens will be featured in a spin-off of the series Killing Eve currently in development by BBC America and AMC Networks.
While the last episodes of the series worn by the actresses Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer arrive this Sunday, the British newspaper The Sun reveals that the producers would have started the first stages of development of a new series derived from the original. For the moment, no release date is planned since the project has not yet received the green light from its broadcaster.
A character who deserves his spin-off?
However, a few details about the potential future series have already been shared. The character of Carolyn, interpreted by the Irish actress Fiona Shaw particularly known for her role as Aunt Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, will see his past revealed.
Renowned spy at the head of the Russian branch of MI6 and playing an essential role in the four original seasons of the series, the spin-off which will be dedicated to her will focus on her beginnings within the famous British intelligence agency.
This announcement then confirms recent hints of a new project left by the main author of season 4, Laura Neal, during interviews carried out in previous weeks.
The aim therefore seems to be to extend the franchise as AMC Networks President of Programming Dan McDermott said last March when mentioning “possible extensions of this compelling universe.”
More and more small screen universes now follow this model and develop their story by focusing on a supporting character through an ancillary series, usually releasing after the original is over.
This year, for example, the American channel HBO will offer the first spin-off of its biggest hit, Game Of Thronesnamed House of the Dragon which will focus on the past of the Targaryen family. While waiting for the spin-off of their series, fans of Killing Eve will be able to discover the grand finale in two parts this Sunday.