Killing Eve is set to return for its second season this Sunday, April 7, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo in Canada – the series will air at the same day and time as its U.S. premiere on BBC America.
Sandra Oh and Jodi Comer return as the MI6 operative Eve and psychopath assassin “Villanelle” (aka Oksana Astankova) in this story about two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. The second season will pick up 30 seconds after the actions of the first season finale as Eve is left reeling following Villanelle’s stunning disappearance after being stabbed. Eve must track down the woman – not knowing whether or not she’s dead or still alive – but she may not be the only person trying to track her down.
“They’ve crossed the line,” says Sandra Oh to Bell Media’s The Lede about how Eve and Villanelle are different this season. “There’s kind of no going back, and I think we have a lot of energy at the beginning (of season 2), and that pushes both of them into a different place of vulnerability. I think you see them vulnerable in slightly different ways.”
Production on Killing Eve’s second season began last summer in Europe and wrapped in December. The series is based on Luke Jennings’ novella series Codename Villanelle and is developed for television by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. For season two, Waller-Bridge delegated some of her duties to Emerald Fennell (a writer and actress who will next star in The Crown as Camilla Parker Bowles) as head writer.
Fiona Shaw will return as Carolyn Martens, the mysterious head of MI6’s Russian Section while new cast members include Nina Sosanya (Good Omens) and Edward Bluemel (A Discovery of Witches). Also returning for the second season are Owen McDonnell as Eve’s husband, Niko, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Eve’s assistant, Elena, and Sean Delaney, an ex-hacker and MI6 recruit and Carolyn’s son, Kenny.
Killing Eve airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo in Canada.