'We get off to an exciting start,' promises Jodie
Killing Eve star Jodie Comer has revealed the second series of the hit thriller will kick off just 30 seconds after the previous run finished.
The final moments of the first series saw Jodie’s devilish assassin character Villanelle being knifed in the chest by British agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), who’d spent the whole series pursuing Villanelle across the globe.
“It hurts, don’t pull it,” said Villanelle, before Eve drew the blade out, and a bloodied Villanelle starting trying to shoot her.
Villanelle then vanished and Jodie says the second series will open very shortly after that dramatic conclusion.
Asked what we can expect from series two by the BBC, she replied: “More drama. More danger. We pick up this series thirty seconds from where we left off in series one.
“So, Villanelle’s in a very vulnerable situation. I think, you know, it follows how these two women are kind of reeling from what they’ve been through.”
Jodie, 26, added that viewers can, then, look forward to a pulsating start to the second run. “We get off to an exciting start,” she said.
In the trailer for the second series, Eve makes a phonecall where she says, “I think I might have killed her.”
But obviously Villanelle is alive. The trailer also features a great scene where a mystery man asks Villanelle why she has a kitchen knife, to which she replies: “To STAB you with!”
The BBC hasn’t officially confirmed when the second series will be on, but we do know it will be on BBC America in April, so it’s likely to be then.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) adapted the first series of Killing Eve from Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novellas and returns for series two in an executive producer role, while Call the Midwife star Emerald Fennell has taken over lead writing duties.