Ever since we binge-watched the first season of Killing Eve on BBC iPlayer last autumn, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the follow-up season to the hit psychological crime drama, and now the time has come: not only do we have a trailer, we have an official UK release date. Hooray!
The series, starring Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sandra Oh and Doctor Foster actress Jodie Comer, debuted in the UK back in September and has since built a huge fan base thanks to the charms of its twisted serial killer, Villanelle (played by Comer) and intensely gripping storyline.
In fact, the show is so popular that Cormer recently admitted that playing a villainous assassin has even had an effect on her dating life. When asked by The Australian about any romance in her life, the actress admitted that she had no love interest at the moment, saying: ‘Oh, zero, darling, zero.’
‘I don’t know if it’s particularly because I’ve played a psychopath,’ she added. ‘I don’t get approached at all. Which is fine – I’m never in one place long enough.’
That, and she is busy working on the hottest show of the moment, of course. Luckily, fans won’t have to wait too long for the return of the eventful cat and mouse chase between MI5 Agent, Eve (played by Oh) and Villanelle as the second season of Killing Eve will be back in June. And judging from the trailer, we’re in for a serious treat.
Here’s everything we know about season 2 so far…
Who will star in Killing Eve season 2?
Aside from the show’s main characters (played by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer) viewers will welcome actress Nina Sosanya, who has starred in W1A, Marcella and Last Tango in Halifax.
The Mighty Boosh star Julian Barratt will also make an appearance in the new season while actor Edward Bluemel, who has starred in Liam Neeson’s thriller The Commuter and Sky One show A Discovery of Witches, will be joining the cast too, alongside Henry Lloyd-Hughes (from the The Inbetweeners movie) and Shannon Tarbet (who viewers will recognise from Beast).
Unfortunately Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who wrote the first season of Killing Eve, will not be returning to work on season two, However, Call The Midwife’s Emerald Fennell will be taking over, so the show is in safe hands.
What will the plot of Killing Eve season 2 be?
Season two is currently being filmed across London, Paris and Amsterdam and while the creator’s have remained very tight lipped about the plot, we can expect an even more action packed season as the show picks up where it left off – with Villanelle on the run after being stabbed in the back by nemesis/lover, Agent Eve.
Comer herself said recently: ‘Me and Sandra – we’re always expected to have the answer, but we’re still trying to figure it out. There is sexual chemistry and there is also platonic admiration and fascination.’
However, she added that season two will be ‘open to all possibilities,’ and that Eve and Villanelle will ‘meet again’.
When will Killing Eve season 2 air?
YAAAAS, IT'S OFFICIAL!
— BBC One (@BBCOne) May 28, 2019
Season two of Killing Eve, which premiered on BBC America on 7 April, has finally been given a UK air date. We can officially confirm that it will be hitting UK screens on 8 June, meaning the wait is almost over for the show’s British fans.