Jodie Comer Reveals What Fans Can Expect from the New Season of ‘Killing Eve’
Season one of BBC’s breakout hit series, Killing Eve, ended on a big cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering about the fate of the two main characters. As Season 2 gears up for a premiere on Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c, fans got a taste of what lies ahead. The show is also available on Hulu. Keep reading to learn what fans can expect from the next season of Killing Eve.
What happened last season
Based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle e-books, Killing Eve is about an M15 officer named Eve, played by Sandra Oh (formerly of Grey’s Anatomy), who gets entangled in a cat and mouse game with a stylish, beautiful, and successful killer, Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer. Watch out, spoilers ahead!
Season 1 closed with Eve and Villanelle laying next to each other on Villanelle’s bed in her impossibly chic Parisian apartment when, out of nowhere, Eve stabbed Villanelle in the stomach. Eve realized what she did and began apologizing and looking for a towel. Eve went back to the bedroom and found Villanelle gone.
What Comer likes about Villanelle
“She was always going on about her naughtiness, her childishness, which I love–that mischief and fearlessness and lack of caring for what people think,” Comer said to the Television Critics Association winter press tour, according to Glamour. “But then, she’s a woman and extremely talented and good at her job.”
Fans will see a new side to Villanelle
In Season 2, fans will see a new side to Villanelle. The confrontation in the Season 1 finale “affects them and changes them in a way neither of them are quite expecting,” Comer said, according to TV Line. “We see Villanelle in a completely different way” in the second season. “She has no control of the situation.”
“You see them vulnerable in slightly different ways,” Oh said about the way both characters change in Season 2. “They’ve crossed a line” and “there’s no going back.”
With Villanelle’s personality shift comes a wardrobe shift. Villanelle’s memorable outfits in Season 1 are practically a character in their own right. In one episode, she wears a hot pink tulle dress with combat boots to a therapy session.
In Season 2, her clothes shift. “You see her in a completely new, vulnerable setting, and her clothes are completely different…You’ll see, when she moves out of that vulnerable setting, how much her clothing means to her,” Comer said.
“I don’t think she has a set style. She would probably try to wear everything and anything, but because she wears it with confidence, it works. That’s probably the key to her: her confidence.”
Season 2 is “a lot more” deceiving, Comer said. “People are being faced with the consequences of the decisions they’ve made.” Hinting at what comes next for Villanelle, Comer says, “Villanelle is still very creative in her
Expect more flashbacks in Season 2 where fans will learn about Villanelle’s past.
“What we really explore is these flickers of moments, where we feel like we’re getting in there of who she was and is. She is forced into situations where she has to try and be honest, and I think that’s really interesting for the audience to see,” Comer said.