Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Killing Eve renewed for series two before the first has even aired

The Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer drama will be back on screens for a second run

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Getty, SL

Phoebe Waller Bridge’s US thriller Killing Eve has been renewed for a second series by BBC America before the first has even begun.

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The eight-part drama is written by the creator of BBC3’s Fleabag and stars Grey’s Anatomy actress Sandra Oh alongside Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster, The White Princess).

Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve centres on a psychopathic assassin (Comer) and Eve (Oh) who is the woman tasked with hunting her down.

BBC America president Sarah Barnett said of the early renewal: “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.”

Killing Eve is set to debut in the US on 8th April on BBC America.

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In the UK, the series is due to premiere in a primetime slot on BBC1 before BBC3 makes the entire series available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer.