‘Killing Eve’: When Does Season 2 Premiere?
Update 1/7/19: Since this post has been published, it has been announced that Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm/7c on
@BBCAmerica and the post has been updated.
The thriller adaptation of the Luke Jennings novella series became a hit in Season 1. Killing Eve got two nominations at the Golden Globes, and fans were talking about the show’s dramatic events. But when can we expect to see the show following security operative Eve Polastri hunting assassin, Villanelle a second time? Here is everything to know about when it will be returning and more.
Killing Eve Season 2 will premiere April 7 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. central
Before the show’s premiere date was announced it was reported that it will return in spring 2019. BBC America president Sarah Barnett announced the news back in April.
“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,” said Barnett according to Digital Spy.
The show has been nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Television Drama, Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Drama for Sandra Oh. The nominated actress will get a few new cast members next season.
There will be new cast members this season
Season 2 will obviously pick up where MI5 officer Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) left off. But we are also getting some new faces on Killing Eve. According to Digital Spy, Nina Sosanya and Edward Bluemel will be joining the cast. Julian Barratt also has a guest appearance.
Photos of Season 2 have been released
— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) December 25, 2018
Fans can start coming up with their theories because photos from Season 2 have been released. In them, Eve can be seen with her boss Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw). She also meets new people and is showing them a photo. Another photo shows Villanelle trying to get a ride after getting stabbed by Eve.
Although Season 1 ended with a climatic ending it wasn’t in order to have a cliffhanger for Season 2. Showrunner and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge talked about why she left things off the way she did.
“I can’t really think like that because as long as the characters are still alive and they’re still interesting, I have to trust that every time,” she told Indie Wire. “So I want the end of Season 1 to feel like it’s an intense climax. I like things that move fast. I like things that feel like you’re in a kind of whirlwind of a story, and if I know that the moment I slowed myself down in order to stretch it out, in order to give something a chance for another season, I would have failed the audience.”
Comer also revealed that her character will be coming back learning a lesson from her interaction with Eve. “Villanelle had to have let her guard down to have allowed that to happen to her,” she told Indie Wire. “I think it’s probably a lesson that she’s going to learn from when we come back for Series 2.”
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