BBC Offers Sneak Peek At Season 2 Of 'Killing Eve' With Villanelle Grinning

There are a lotta good TV shows making their big return in 2019, one of the most anticipated being series two of BBC America's sleeper hit Killing Eve.

The second instalment of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's cat-and-mouse drama is due to drop on 7 April 2019 and fans have been given a taste of what's to come thanks to a new trailer from the BBC.

In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it clip, the Killing Eve insight is part of a montage trailer for some of the upcoming series on the BBC, in which you'll also see some excerpts from other returning dramas in 2019 including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty and Luther.

As the trailer suggests, it's time to 'get obsessed'.

Okay, so teaser is a bit of an overstatement. BUT we did get to see our fave maniac assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) laughing like a, well, maniac, while sporting grazes across her face. Which is more than enough to keep the hype train running until season two hits in Spring.

Here she is, Villanelle grinning from ear to ear. Credit: BBC/Killing Eve
Here she is, Villanelle grinning from ear to ear. Credit: BBC/Killing Eve

For those of you who haven't seen the first season yet (get on the case, it's on BBC iPlayer), the show is based on the Codename Villanelle novella series from author Luke Jennings and follows bored MI5 officer, Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), as she hunts down the elusive assassin.

The second season was commissioned before it even hit UK screens thanks to its celebrated success over in America.

At the time, BBC America president Sarah Barnett said: "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."

The second run is set to pick up 36 seconds after the events of the season one finale (very precise), with an injured Villanelle on the run after the explosive confrontation and Eve determined to find her before somebody else does. So yes, fans will be relieved to know that our two favourite bad-asses will be reprising their roles.

A number of changes have been made too, including Emerald Fennell taking over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge as show-runner, as the former is working on a new season of Fleabag.


Not to worry though, as she'll still serve as executive producer. Meanwhile, Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and Nina Sosanya (W1A) have joined the cast.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Killing Eve

Daisy Phillipson

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