“You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit cat-and-mouse drama Killing Eve, starring Jodie Comer as a mysterious, psychopathic assassin and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, a bored MI5 agent, is (hallelujah!) returning to our screens for a second series.
Here’s everything we know about Killing Eve series two.
When is Killing Eve season 2 on TV and what’s going to happen?
The second season is pencilled in for 2019 and US viewers have a confirmed broadcast – 8th April 2019 – so the UK showing is likely to follow shortly afterwards. Filming has already taken place on the second series — with paparazzi pictures surfacing of Jodie Comer as Villanelle and Kim Bodnia, the actor who plays Villanelle’s former boss Konstantin.
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MI5 agent Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) had previously told Eve (Oh) that Konstantin had died after Villanelle shot him, but her motives have appeared increasingly dubious.
However, it could also be possible that the pair are shooting flash-back scenes, considering just how pally they appear in certain pictures — especially since Villanelle has sworn to kill Konstantin on the orders of the mysterious Twelve.
Filming is currently taking place across Paris, London and Amsterdam.
What else do we know about the second season?
Actress and writer Emerald Fennell is taking over the reins from Waller-Bridge as Killing Eve’s lead writer for the second season.
She probably best known to viewers as Nurse Patsy Mount in Call the Midwife and as Ada Lovelace in Victoria.
UK viewers also won’t have to wait quite as long this time around between the series first airing Stateside before hitting UK screens.
Speaking at the Hewlett Memorial Lecture, the BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore told fans they would “not have to wait so long next time” for new episodes, referring to the six-month wait between the series airing on BBC America in the US and its debut on BBC3 in the UK.
“A truly genre-busting series that’s had viewers hooked and craving more, thanks to the distinctive voice of Phoebe Waller Bridge brought to life by an incredible cast. We’re really excited to have it back on the BBC next year,” she added in a statement.
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