BBC America has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated second season of the dark espionage comedy Killing Eve. It shows a return to the antics of Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), the UK intelligence operative tasked with tracking down playful serial killer Villanelle (Jodi Comer). Although Season 1 ends with Eve stabbing Villanelle, the trailer shows the latter woman having fled from the scene to stagger through Paris, eventually ending up in hospital.
When the audience sees her re-emerge, she is standing in a kitchen, slicing vegetables and lovingly fingering a carving knife. Upon being asked why by a man off-screen, she gives a bland smile.
“To kill you with,” she says, with disturbing serenity. This, just after Eve admits to someone over the phone in a less-than-jubilant voice that she thinks she has finally killed Villanelle.
Based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by journalist Luke Harding and adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag fame), Season 1 of Killing Eve was praised for its well-rounded female leads, witty dialogue, stylish actions sequences, and seductive soundtrack. The show’s fans have high hopes for the second season, where the twisted pseudo-romance between Eve and Villanelle looks set to continue as the dramatic focus of the series – a situation initially spawned by Eve, an under-stimulated MI5 agent nursing a private obsession with serial killers. After being sacked from her position, Eve and several others from the world of British intelligence set up their own investigation into the killings by Villanelle. Upon discovering she is being traced, Villanelle sets out, in turn, to unmask Eve, with the two entering a cat-and-mouse game where the question of what both women are seeking – destruction or seduction – hangs in the foreground.
Season 2 of Killing Eve is due to air on 7 April via BBC America in the USA, with the UK release, also on the BBC, likely to follow soon afterward.
Check out the trailer below!
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