BBC America sets Killing Eve season 2 premiere date
Following Killing Eve‘s early renewal last April 2018, Deadline reports that BBC America has officially announced the premiere date for their hit drama series’ upcoming second season. Starring Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer, the show is set to return on April 7, almost a year after season one’s debut.
The series has recently earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for Oh’s performance as the titular character. Season 2 will dive into the ramifications of Eve stabbing Villanelle in the Season 1 finale. Executive producer and head writer Emerald Fennell told the outlet: “Eve has done something, which may have changed her forever, that will have repercussions with every relationship in her life.”
Oh also teased how the relationship between Eve and Villanelle “progresses and deepens” in the second season, while Comer says to expect much more creative kills from Villanelle in Season 2.
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
The first season of Killing Eve capped with an unbroken record of weekly ratings growth in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos, which has not been accomplished by another series on television in over a decade. Oh received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Eve Polastri, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drame Series. The Television Critics Association named Killing Eve the Best New Show when the first season aired.
Damon Thomas has returned to direct the second season and will executive produce with Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also set to direct.
Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, and Emerald Fennell with Sandra Oh co-executive producing. Elinor Day serves as series producer. The second season is currently shooting in Europe.