When is Killing Eve season 2 on in the UK? Start date, cast, trailer and how to watch

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KILLING Eve caused a sensation when it first hit our TV screens in 2018 and now the hit drama about a psychopath assassin and MI5 agent is coming back for a second series.

Here’s everything you need to know about Killing Eve series two including release date, trailer and cast…

Sandra Oh stars in Killing Eve as MI5 agent Eve Polastri
Sandra Oh stars in Killing Eve as MI5 agent Eve Polastri
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When is Killing Eve season 2 set to be released?

Killing Eve will be back on our screens in Spring 2019.

An exact UK air date has not yet been confirmed but series two is set to air on April 8 on BBC America.

The series will then shortly be available to watch on BBC Three.

For series one there was a six month wait between the episodes airing in the US and the UK but the BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore has said that fans will “not have to wait so long next time.”

Villanelle was stabbed by Eve at the end of Killing Eve series one
Villanelle was stabbed by Eve at the end of Killing Eve series one
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Is there a trailer for Killing Eve series two?

The new trailer for series 2 of Killing Eve has been dropped

Yes- Killing Eve’s explosive new trailer sees the action ramped up between Eve Polastri and Villanelle.

The BBC’s recently released clip shows the rogue MI5 agent and her nemesis continue their story exactly 36 seconds after the events of the first series’ finale.

The clip begins with Villanelle- played by Jodie Comer– lying in a hospital bed as she says: “Sometimes when you love someone you will do crazy things.”

She then appears to escape from the ward by putting on a white doctor’s coat and white Crocs.

But it seems the villain hasn’t quite recovered from her stab wounds that were inflicted by Eve –played by Sandra Oh– at the end of last series, and Eve is sent on a mission to find her by her corrupt boss, Carolyn Martens.

“If Vilanelle is alive, you need to find her,” says Carolyn, before the scene cuts to a police raid and a shot of Eve leaving her boss’s house with a smile on her face.

Clearly hot on Villanelle’s tail yet again, Carolyn jokes: “Stop it Eve, I can feel your excitement!”

The trailer then flickers between shots of the assassin and the MI5 agent.

Ex-hacker Kenny Stowton is seen asking Eve “what is it between you and Villanelle?”, before it ends with the BBC villain echoing the comment she made at the start of the trailer.

Teasing the show’s return at the end of last year, chief writer and executive producer Emerald Fennell told Entertainment Weekly: “Eve has done something which may have changed her for ever, that will have repercussions with every relationship in her life.”

Jodie Comer plays Villanelle in Killing Eve
Jodie Comer plays Villanelle in Killing Eve
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Who is in the cast of Killing Eve series 2?

The cast of season 2 will see the return of favourites from the first series as well as some new faces.

Mighty Boosh star Julian Barratt will also make a guest appearance at some point.

Jodie Comer – Villanelle

Jodie Comer, 25, was born in Liverpool and landed her first acting job in a BBC Radio 4 play after winning first place at a local drama festival.

She’s known for playing Chloe Gemell in My Mad Fat Diary and Ivy Moxam in the BBC Three series Thirteen.

In 2020 she’s set to star in an adaptation of Death on the Nile alongside Kenneth Branagh.

Sandra Oh plays Eve Polastri in Killing Eve
Sandra Oh plays Eve Polastri in Killing Eve
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Sandra Oh – Eve Polastri

Sandra Oh, 47, is a Canadian actress best known for playing Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2014.

The role won her a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She’s also starred in number of feature films including The Princess Diaries (2001), Blindness (2008) and Catfight (2016).

Fiona Shaw plays MI6 operative Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve
Fiona Shaw plays MI6 operative Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve
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Fiona Shaw – Carolyn Martens

Fiona Shaw, 60, plays MI6 operative Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve.

The Irish actress is best known for starring as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films.

She also played palm reader Marnie Stonebrook in the vampire series True Blood and has appeared in an array of stage productions.

Nina Sosanya will star in Killing Eve series 2
Nina Sosanya will star in Killing Eve series 2
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Nina Sosanya

Nina Sosanya, 49, is best known for her roles in WIA and Last Tango in Halifax.

She also played Annie, aide to the prime minister (Hugh Grant) in the romcom Love Actually.

Her stage credits include As You Like It and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Edward Bluemel will star in Killing Eve series 2
Edward Bluemel will star in Killing Eve series 2
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Edward Bluemel

Edward Bluemel, 25, is best known for playing Marcus Whitmore in the Sky One drama A Discovery of Witches.

He’s also appeared in the thriller The Commuter and the BBC period drama The Halcyon.

Other tv credits include Holby City, The Crown and Netflix’s Sex Education.

Where is Killing Eve series 2 filmed?

Filming for series two was in Amsterdam, London and Paris.

Executive producer Phoebe-Waller Bridge has appointed Emerald Fennell as lead writer while she focuses on Fleabag series 2.

Emerald is best known for playing Nurse Patsy Mount in Call The Midwife.


What will happen in Killing Eve series 2?

As suggested by the Valentine’s themed teaser trailer, the plot of series two will revolve around an elicit love affair between Eve and Villanelle.

The first season ended with Eve confessing her feelings for Villanelle – just before she stabbed her in the stomach.

Speaking to ET Canada Sandra Oh said: “I think that action that Eve did has a profound effect on Villanelle.

“I think that both changes them in a way that neither of them were quite ready for.”

She added: “It’s like… the difficulty of the romance is how to be together. It’s like… more of the impossible dynamic is how can you actually be together and I think we definitely explore that.”

The first series was based on the novella series Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings.

It remains to be seen if Eve’s marriage to Niko will survive or if we’ll find out who the mysterious organisation known only as “The Twelve” really are.

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