One of the best spy thrillers in television history is finally streaming on Netflix

Can you guess what TV show we're talking about?
Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Alexandra Roach as Marianne - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Laura Radford/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle
Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Alexandra Roach as Marianne - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Laura Radford/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle /

Today is the day that many people have been patiently waiting on, including us at Netflix Life. A once-hit show has finally landed on Netflix, and we're still in disbelief that it's now available to stream on our favorite streaming platform. We've been waiting for this show to make its way to Netflix since it ended its run back in April 2022. Now that the wait is officially over, new and old viewers can finally stream what we'd argue is one of the best spy thrillers in TV history on Netflix. What show are we talking about, you ask? Well, it's none other than the British series Killing Eve!

We first learned about Killing Eve coming to Netflix back in late March 2024. In a surprise move that no one could've seen coming, the streaming giant announced to the world that not one but all four seasons of the spy thriller series would be coming to the platform in April. Netflix announced this good news via a post on X. The post included an iconic production still from season 1 with a caption reading, "Every episode of Killing Eve is coming to Netflix in the US on April 15 [knife emoji] You're welcome baby x."

Many fans were quick to express their happiness in the comment section, with one fan saying, "Netflix has answered my prayers!!!!!!!" Also, other people who have not watched the show before left comments saying that they're looking forward to watching it. The spy thriller series was previously only available to stream on AMC+ with a subscription. Now we Netflix Lifers finally have the opportunity to stream the show to our heart's content on Netflix.

However, it's important to mention that Killing Eve is a show that Netflix has licensed. This means it will eventually leave the streaming platform in the future. As of April 15, there isn't an official departure date just yet, but we still strongly recommend watching it as soon as possible. We would hate for you to be mid-season in, and then the show leaves Netflix. Don't worry, though. We'll make sure to share the show's departure date once it's made known.

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri - Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Laura Radford/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle /

Based on the Villanelle novel series by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows a whip-smart British Intelligence operative named Eve Polastri, who after being given the task of tracking down a deadly, psychopathic female assassin named Villanelle, eventually finds herself entangled in an intense cat-and-mouse game with said assassin. A dangerous mutual obsession between the two forms that threatens to upend their lives and what they've worked for.

Sandra Oh, who many might recognize from her previous role as Dr. Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy, stars in one of the leading roles as Eve Polastri. Joining her in the cast is amazingly talented actress Jodie Comer as notorious female assassin Villanelle. They both earned prestigious accolades for their outstanding performances in the spy series. For Oh, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2019, while Comer won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series that same year.

Other gifted actors, such as Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, Sean Delaney, Darren Boyd, Owen McDonnell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, David Haig, and many others, also join them in the cast.

There are four seasons in total, but we'd suggest skipping over the fourth season. You'll be greatly disappointed with how everything turned out in the end. You can pretty much ask any Killing Eve fan, and they'd say the same thing. However, there are some scenes in the fourth season that were enjoyable to watch, specifically the Eve and Villanelle scenes. Try to only watch those scenes if you can, but do not watch the last 10 or 15 minutes of the season 4 finale.

We're trying to save you from the heartache. We're still not over how the series ended to this day. It just doesn't make sense how a show that was once talked about so highly could end on such a sour note. It's truly baffling. That's why many fans act as if there were only three seasons instead of four.

Here's what some critics had to say about Killing Eve season 1, which many people would say is one of the show's best seasons, via Rotten Tomatoes:

"You will be laughing while on the edge of your seat, which is a hard act to pull off, but Ms Waller-Bridge does so, in spades."

Deborah Ross from The Mail on Sunday UK

"The story hurtles along at a fast pace, shedding characters along the way. You'll think, oh man, they can't do that. And then they do. And the show just gets better."

Bill Goodykoontz from Arizona Republic

"It's a witty and lively show, fast-paced and suspenseful when it needs to be but not afraid to slow down and let people talk, or to bumble amusingly."

Robert Lloyd from Los Angeles Times

Check out the gripping season 1 trailer below to get an idea of why critics and viewers alike enjoyed this series!

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