Jodie Comer will be return as the world's most entertaining serial killer, Villanelle
Killing Eve series two isn’t too far away… here’s everything we know so far about its return…
Killing Eve series two will air later this year
The first series of the British-made drama for BBC America, based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novellas, made its debut on BBC1, and as a box set on BBC iPlayer, last September.
“It’s a genre-busting series that’s had viewers hooked and craving more,” says Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. “We’re really excited to have it back…” And there’s now a trailer for the second series…
Jodie and Sandra are back for Killing Eve Series Two
Doctor Foster star Jodie returns as ruthless but strangely likeable Villanelle, with Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) reprising her role as her nemesis, security operative Eve Polastri. Their cat-and-mouse game will again be at the heart of the new series but can Jodie give us any more clues? “I don’t think I can,” she laughs. “The show picks up from where the first season left off, but other than that…”
And this very intriguing character also returns…
Fiona Shaw is also back as Carolyn Martens, head of the Russian section of MI6. Meanwhile, there’s no official confirmation yet, but fans are hoping Kim Bodnia will return as Villanelle’s ex-handler Konstantin.
Last Tango in Halifax’s Nina Sosanya and A Discovery Of Witches’ Edward Bluemel join the cast, but their roles are under wraps for now. The Mighty Boosh star Julian Barratt has landed a guest role.
There’s a Call the Midwife connection!
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) adapted the first series of Killing Eve and returns for series two in an executive producer role, with Call the Midwife star Emerald Fennell taking over as lead writer. Jodie admits the change did unsettle her at first.
“It initially worried me, because Phoebe is so unique and her voice is so distinctive,” she says. “You think, ‘Oh God – is anyone else going to be able to take the reins?’
“And you have Emerald, who is so brilliant and also a very close friend of Phoebe, so they have a very similar sense of humour, and Emerald really understands the characters and the tone of the show. I’ve been really excited by the script and where the characters go.”
More glamorous locations promised…
The new series is currently being filmed in locations across Europe, including Paris, London and Amsterdam.
As for Villanelle’s amazing outfits, including that amazing pink dress, it’s been revealed that costume designer Phoebe de Gaye won’t be returning for series two.
She told Metro.co.uk: “I’m not involved with series two, I took another job last year which would have clashed with it and now I’m doing something else. Charlotte Mitchell is the new designer and I’m sure she’ll do a fantastic job.”
Main picture: David Niviere/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock; Emerdale pic: Vianney Le Caer/REX/Shutterstock