​Killing Eve’s Official Trailer For Season Two Drops

The official trailer for the second season of BBC America sleeper hit Killing Eve has dropped ahead of its official release on 7 April this year.

Yup, move all those roses, cheap chocolates and glasses of pink-coloured cava well out of the way, for today is all about what's to come from the creators of the hugely popular cat-and-mouse-drama.

The second installment is set to pick up exactly 36 seconds after the events of the season one finale, with an injured Villanelle on the run after the explosive confrontation with Eve - who's determined to find her before somebody else does.

In the trailer, we see Villanelle clambering out of a hospital bed, before walking down a quiet suburban street wearing a cartoon-themed onesie - clutching the side where Eve stabbed her.

Later, she's rooting around a drawer in someone's kitchen looking for a kitchen knife.

"What for?" someone off-camera asks her.

"To stab you with," Villanelle replies with a smile.

Eve, meanwhile, is on the prowl for the elusive Villanelle, and is still receiving those creepy gifts - this time it's a floral funeral tribute spelling out her name.

"Why are you and Villanelle so interested in each other?" Carolyn asks her in the voiceover.

The trailer poses many more questions, too, like how did Villanelle survive that brutal stabbing? Where is she now? Why's Eve not bothered washing the blood of her hands? Bit gross. And, most importantly, what the hell's going on with the pink lederhosen and pig's head?

Yesterday the official Twitter account teased we'd have a treat in store today with a Valentine's themed short clip, simply captioned 'Tomorrow x'.

Villanelle can be seen tucking in to a box of chocolates, while Eve applies some red lipstick.

"Villanelle on Valentines Day? Yes please," one fan tweeted.

"MY HEART CANT TAKE IT," another wrote.

"Series 2 is this?" someone else asked hopefully.

"On Valentine's Day, well played," a fourth said.

Last month the BBC shared a very, very short preview of the second season of Killing Eve - taunting us with the tiniest glimpse of what's to come as part of a montage trailer for some of the upcoming series on the BBC, in which we also saw excerpts from other returning dramas in 2019 including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty and Luther.

While the brief teaser wasn't giving much away, in the blink-and-you'll-miss-it preview we did get to see our favourite assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) laughing maniacally, while sporting grazes across her face.

Jodie Comer as Villanelle. Credit: BBC
Jodie Comer as Villanelle. Credit: BBC

Sure, it was enough to keep the hype train running until season two hits in spring, but I think it's fair to say we're all grateful to receive more.

For those of you who haven't seen the first season yet, 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 Evehas 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."

Roll on April, LADs.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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