Killing Eve was without a doubt our favourite TV show of the year. We binge-watched the entire series in one day, and we may or may not have developed an unhealthy obsession with Jodie Comer, so imagine our excitement when we found out Killing Eve Season 2 is officially happening. We’ve got everything, and we mean everything, you need to know about the new season, including the release date, cast, plots, teasers and more. Warning: spoilers ahead.
What is Killing Eve?
Just in case you’ve been living on the Moon and don’t know what Killing Eve is, we’ll give you a quick rundown. Frustrated desk-bound MI6 officer Eve Polastri’s life is turned upside down when she begins tracking down the beautiful but psychopathic assassin Villanelle after a trail of high profile murders across Europe. It starts the ultimate game of cat and mouse after the two women become obsessed with one another.
Is Killing Eve Season 2 definitely happening?
Yes, yes and yes! Killing Eve proved to be such a massive success that it was renewed for a second season before it had even premiered! Filming started in July 2018 in Paris, London and Amsterdam and finished in December 2018. After the major cliffhanger at the end of Season 1 how could BBC not make a second season?
When is the release date?
In January, BBC America announced Killing Eve Season 2 will return on Sunday 7 April, which is way sooner than we thought. But that’s in the US. UK fans will unfortunately have to wait until September 2019. Nooooo!
Is there a trailer?
There isn’t an official trailer yet, but BBC have released several sneak peek images as well as a couple of teaser clips included in a round-up of their upcoming dramas for 2019. In the clip Eve is seen chatting with husband Niko while Villanelle is manically laughing while hitchhiking at the side of a road. We. Can’t. Wait.
What does the cast look like?
Along with the return of Jodie Comer (Villanelle), Sandra Oh (Eve) and Fiona Shaw (Carolyn Martens) we can expect to see some newcomers in Season 2 as well. Nina Sosanya (Love Actually) and Edward Bluemel (A Discovery of Witches) are set to take full time roles as well as appearances from Julian Barratt, Henry Lloyd Hughes and Shannon Tarbet.
Season 1 writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge has stepped down as writer for Season 2 (sob) since she’s currently busy filming a new series of Fleabag. Instead she will take on a producer role and has passed on the duty of writing to Call The Midwife’s Emerald Fennell. It’s in good hands, then.
What’s the story?
Plot details are pretty scarce at the moment, but we do know that Season 2 will pick up exactly 36 seconds after the events of the finale, aka when Eve stabbed Villanelle and she disappeared leaving us with our jaws on the floor; and according to the official synopsis Eve isn’t the only one after Villanelle. We know from the stills that Villanelle is alive but we still have so many questions: Who are the Twelve? Where is Villanelle? What about Eve’s marriage? What is shady Carolyn up to? Will Eve and Villanelle meet again? Jodie Comer told Entertainment Weekly “The bottom line is they will meet again. They’re always going to be chasing each other’s tails. It’s just when that meeting happens and the consequences…”
Images: BBC America