'Killing Eve' gets second season at BBC America ahead of series premiere

‘Killing Eve’ Gets Second Season at BBC America Ahead of Series Premiere

BBC America has renewed “Killing Eve” for a second season, just days ahead of the spy drama’s Sunday, April 8 series premiere.

“This show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and, importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge,” said BBC America president Sarah Barnett.

“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,” Barnett added.

Based on the “Villanelle” series of novellas by Luke Jennings, “Killing Eve” stars Sandra Oh as former MI5 officer Eve Polastri, and Jodie Comer as Villanelle, the charismatic assassin Eve is hired to eliminate. “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and serves as Executive producer.

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Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris executive produce alongside Waller-Bridge, with Oh serving as associate producer.  The show is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and distributed by Endeavor Content.

Watch the trailer over here.

“Killing Eve” premieres Sunday, April 8 on BBC America at 8/7 c. 

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