BBC America’s Killing Eve came out of nowhere last year to casually blow our collective minds, pitting a smart but disillusioned MI5 agent (Sandra Oh) against a charismatic sociopath (Jodie Comer) in a cat-and-mouse game that often felt like a love story. Season 2, premiering this April, will pick up thirty seconds after the game-changing climax of the first season, in which Oh’s Eve stabbed Comer’s Villanelle during a rare moment of intimacy.
BBC America released the first trailer for Season 2 today (February 14), offering a tantalizing look at what’s to come in the new season without giving anything away. Eve is frantic over Villanelle’s maybe-death, while the assassin in question is back to killing despite her injuries. And though their last encounter ended with bloodshed, Eve and Villanelle are more obsessed with each other than ever: “Sometimes, when you love someone, you do crazy things,” Villanelle’s voiceover says menacingly, while Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) asks Eve, “Why are you and Villanelle so interested in each other?” It’s 60 seconds of taut infatuation that makes April 7 feel like a decade away.
But there’s good news: Oh, Comer, and Fiona Shaw appeared alongside new head writer Emerald Fennell (replacing show creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge) and executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday (February 9) and offered new details on what’s to come in the new season. Here’s everything you need to know about Killing Eve Season 2, premiering Sunday April 7 on BBC America and AMC.
1) There’s a new assassin in the mix.
Eve will be investigating a new killer in Season 2, which shifts the dynamic of things. Fennell said the core of the show will remain the “gravitational pull that Eve and Villanelle feel toward each other,” but the new season will broaden the scope of Eve’s expertise. “What is without a doubt is that Eve has a particular sense for women and female assassins. So when somebody else comes along, do we find Eve is an assassin expert, or is she a Villanelle expert?” With Eve’s attention now divided, Gentle said the season will also explore “what would happen to Villanelle if she thought that Eve’s gaze wasn’t always on her?”