Killing Eve impressed audiences with its stylistically subversive, thrilling, hilarious and terrifying spy story that also happens to be from a female perspective. BBC America obviously knew it had something special on its hands from the get-go, renewing Killing Eve for a second season before the first season even began airing!
Killing Eve showcases the dark, yet irreverent, rivalry between Sandra Oh’s unassuming MI5 pencil-pusher, Eve Polastri, and Jodie Comer’s psychopathic assassin, Villanelle — and it’s been groundbreaking.
Indeed, the inagural season of the series reaped awards season accolades, nabbing a 2019 Golden Globes “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama” win for Sandra Oh, as well as a “Best Television Series – Drama” nomination. Plus, it earned 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” for Oh, and “Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series” for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Here’s everything else you need to know about Killing Eve Season 2…
Killing Eve Season 2 Trailer
As the premiere approaches, a “final” trailer for the second season of Killing Eve arrives, showing how a wounded Villanelle is the most dangerously obsessive version of the assassin yet.
Here’s the full-length trailer for Killing Eve Season 2…
And here’s the original teaser trailer…
Killing Eve Season 2 Release Date
Killing Eve Season 2 will debut on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
Early April is clearly Killing Eve‘s sweet spot as Season 1 debuted on April 8 of 2018. Additionally, there’s an extra bit of Killing Eve Season 2 release date good news for cable packages suffering from BBC America withdrawal. AMC Networks has announced that Killing Eve Season 2 will simulcast on AMC.
“When we launched Killing Eve on BBC America last year we had high hopes, but no idea it would become this obsession,” Sarah Barnett, President, Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks said in a statement. “We believe we’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential viewers and we want to expose this brilliant series to the largest audience we can. That’s what’s behind this move… to have a big, premium network like AMC introduce this fantastic storytelling to an even broader array of viewers and fans.”
The more networks the merrier!
Killing Eve Season 2 Photos
TV Line got its hands on 7 new photos from Killing Eve Season 2 and they’re fairly revealing as far as promo photos go. Looks like things might pick up shortly after season one’s conclusion.
Killing Eve Season 2 Cast
Killing Eve Season 2 has procured two more cast members in Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Shannon Tarbet, according to EW. However, details about their characters are not yet known.
Henry Lloyd-Hughes will join the series. London-born actor Lloyd-Hughes – likely best remembered by genre fans from 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Ravenclaw Quidditch captain Roger Davies – has been fielding TV runs on TNT’s Will, Channel 4’s Indian Summers and – several years earlier – BBC America’s The Inbetweeners. He’s also appeared in recent films such as The Last Witness, Dramascene and Now You See Me 2.
Shannon Tarbet is also onboard. Tarbet, a Brighton-hailing actress, is coming off a TV run on the BBC One/Cinemax series Rellik, National Geographic’s Genius and BBC One/Netflix series River, with film appearances in 2017’s Beast and 2013’s A Promise. She recently appeared in the September-released Keira Knightly drama, Colette, and the ensemble comedy drama, Beautiful Darkness.
Killing Eve Season 2 revealed a trio of series newcomers back in August. They consist of the following (pictured above left to right):
Nina Sosanya, will join the main cast. Sosanya banked TV runs in recent years on Strike Back, W1A, Marcella, You, Me and the Apocalypse and Last Tango in Halifax. She’ll next appear on Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens.
Edward Bluemel, will join the main cast. Bluemel has appeared in the recent Liam Neeson actioner, The Commuter, and the 2017 comedy, Access All Areas, with a TV run on The Halcyon. He’ll next appear on the U.K. Sky One series, A Discovery of Witches.
Julian Barratt will guest star. Barratt recently banked a run on the dramedy series, Flowers and appeared in films such as the 2016 comedy, Mindhorn and 2014 horror-comedy, ABCs of Death 2. He’ll next be seen on a TV run on the comedy, Sally4Ever.
Killing Eve Season 2 Showrunners
Killing Eve is getting a behind-the-scenes shakeup as it heads to Season 2.
Emerald Fennell has been handed the reigns by creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge as head writer and executive producer, according to Variety. The reason for the succession is quite simple, Waller-Bridge is extremely in-demand, both as a writer/producer and as an actress. However, the exiting creator will remain active – albeit in a lesser capacity – in the show’s continuing conception.
Like Waller-Bridge, Fennell is an actress – notably seen in a lengthy run on Call the Midwife and films such as Pan and The Danish Girl – who’s recently delved into the creative aspect of the industry. In 2016, she started writing for the U.K. Channel 4 comedy series, Drifters, and was the writer/director of a short comedy film released this past May, called Careful How You Go. Obviously, the head writer/executive producer gig on Killing Eve will be a major upgrade in scope and prestige.
With Fennell now in place, two new directors have been added to Killing Eve lineup in Lisa Bruhlmann (Blue My Mind) and Francesca Gregorini (Electric Dreams, Humans). Additionally, Damon Thomas (Penny Dreadful, Riviera) will reportedly return as a director and executive producer.
Killing Eve Season 2 Details
Killing Eve Season 2 will continue the story that will be established when Season 1 premiered on BBC America on April 8 and wrapped up its eight-episode first season on May 27.
As BBC America president Sarah Barnett explained of the renewal in a statement:
“This show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and, importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The early response to Killing Eve has been incredible — for that reason, as well as the fact that we wholeheartedly love this original, funny, thrillingly entertaining series, we are delighted to move ahead with a second season before we even premiere.”