Killing Eve is killing it AKA the show has been renewed for a second season.
The hit drama has been one of the BBC’s biggest successes this year since its debut in April.
The network had commissioned a second season shortly prior to the premiere of the first one.
Good going, that.
BBC America president Sarah Barnett said:
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.
The show first hit screens in the UK in September on BBC One and BBC Three’s on-demand service.
It was quickly met with critical acclaim and viewing figures.
Sandra Oh, who plays the eponymous character, has become somewhat of a household name following the first season.
She told BBC, talking about the success of Killing Eve:
When we first meet Eve, you really see her own life: she has a very, very good relationship with her husband Niko and you see her at her job in MI5. She has a good job, with great co-workers. Everything is fine about her life, right? But there is more and she just happens to be a character who ultimately wants more.
And so her life at the beginning of the series is just set in London, in her home and in her office, but then as Villanelle begins to seep into Eve’s life we go on to have this fantastic international feel to the show, as we follow Eve as she tracks Villanelle.
Killing Eve follows two parallel stories that eventually intersect in numerous places. One follows Eve, who I play, and the other is the world of Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, who is an assassin. Eve’s task is to find this assassin. It’s a unique world of the spy thriller, and a real character story between these two women, and their need to find each other. There is a lot of wit and humour in it. It’s a real kind of a mash up – a new voice and a new genre.
I feel like my role as Eve is to play it like the eyes of the audience. She’s the normal character who’s sucked into extraordinary circumstances. Hopefully the audience will come into the story relating to Eve, because she’s just the ordinary woman who is slightly dissatisfied with her job and is kind of missing something in her life. She finds her energy through Villanelle, which begins to break her out of her usual mould.
Killing Eve also stars Jodie Comer. We’re very excited!