The second season of “Killing Eve” will air on both BBC America and AMC, beginning with the season premiere on Sunday, April 7, the two networks announced Wednesday.
“When we launched ‘Killing Eve’ on BBC AMERICA last year we had high hopes, but no idea it would become this obsession,” said Sarah Barnett, entertainment president at AMC Networks, which owns both BBC America and AMC. “We believe we’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential viewers and we want to expose this brilliant series to the largest audience we can. That’s what’s behind this move… to have a big, premium network like AMC introduce this fantastic storytelling to an even broader array of viewers and fans.”
“Killing Eve” stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as, respectively, Eve and Villanelle, an MI6 operative and a psychopath assassin bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act.
As previously reported, the second season will pick up just 36 seconds after the end of the final episode of season one, with Villanelle having disappeared and Eve left with no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does…but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.
Based on the series of novellas by Luke Jennings, “Killing Eve” is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and lead writer Emerald Fennell.
The first season of the drama proved to be a hit for BBC America, growing steadily in the ratings across its run thanks to strong word of mouth. The series also proved to be an awards darling, with Oh earning an Emmy nomination last fall in addition to recent wins at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards.