Killing Eve is making an epic comeback. Here’s the air date for Killing Eve episodes, trailers, and so much more!
Season 2 of BBC America’s best show is here! Featuring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in their stunning, unpredictable roles, Killing Eve is back for another season of murder, chases, and obsessive romance, loosely based on the Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings.
‘Killing Eve’ season 2 air date, where to watch
The first season of Killing Eve ended with an explosive finale on May 27, 2018. Now, almost exactly a year after the pilot, the show is back every Sunday at 8 p.m. EST.
Where can I watch Killing Eve season 1? The first season is currently streaming on Hulu.
Where can I watch Killing Eve season 2? The show is airing on BBC America and AMC. It is currently not available for streaming on Hulu.
Next air date: We don’t yet know when season 3 is coming to screen, but it has already been confirmed by BBC America.
‘Killing Eve’ season 2 episode list
Season 2 will have eight episodes, just like season 1 did.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×01: ‘Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body?’
Aired April 7, 2019. Eve is reeling from her act of violence against Villanelle and doesn’t know whether she is alive or dead. A paranoid and severely injured Villanelle manages to get herself to the hospital for treatment. Carolyn approaches Eve with an intriguing opportunity.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×02: ‘Nice and Neat’
Aired April 14, 2019. Carolyn introduces Eve to her new team before Eve briefs them on the Villanelle case. Villanelle, needing to lie low while she recovers, finds a good Samaritan to take her in and care for her.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×03: ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’
Aired April 21, 2019. Villanelle’s circumstances are looking bleak; Eve makes a dangerous deal with an old acquaintance.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×04: ‘Desperate Times’
Aired April 28, 2019. After the discovery of another dead body, Eve and her new team make a break in their case.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×05: ‘Smell Ya Later’
Aired May 5, 2019. The MI6 team make a pact with the devil in order to get information from The Ghost.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×06: ‘I Hope You Like Missionary!’
Aired May 12, 2019. Villanelle uses her unrivaled infiltration skills to immerse herself in the world of a new target.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×07: ‘Wide Awake’
Aired May 19, 2019. Eve may have worrying competition for Villanelle’s affections.
‘Killing Eve’ 2×08: ‘You’re Mine’
Aired May 26, 2019. Eve’s mission is disastrously compromised; Carolyn leaves Eve’s future in her own hands.
‘Killing Eve’ season 2 trailers
The first teaser trailer for Killing Eve season 2 was released on… wait for it… February 14th. The BBC isn’t playing around. This show is one big romantic drama, but it’s an extremely explosive one.
As usual, we get some powerfully seductive music along with clips of great performances, and one or two truly memorable outfits — thank you, Villanelle. We get some hints at Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s great taste in comedy, while Carolyn and Eve look really shocked to see someone — Konstantin, alive, perhaps?
There seem to be a lot of parallels between where Eve is and where Villanelle is. And there still seems to be a very strong connection, as Eve is receiving flowers, and the two women seem to be meeting up at the same hotel room… although nothing ever goes as expected with these two.
The final trailer gives us a taste of everything. Villanelle has to face her greatest challenge yet: crocs! And Eve gets officially recruited to MI6 (although she technically already became a part of it in season 1). Carolyn seems to be all friendly and not-secretive again, which is a little mystifying, and everyone is shocked to find out about the stabbing.
‘Killing Eve’ season 2 character trailers
The BBC has been releasing character trailers to give us a hint at what each person is up to. First, of course, come Eve and Villanelle:
Then we get Carolyn and Kenny — and a surprise!
Apparently, Elena quit (which seems like kind of a cop-out to me, especially given how close she was with Eve, but whatever.) In her stead, we get Jess… who is apparently pregnant? Talk about raising the stakes.
There’s also Hugo, who is apparently sex-obsessed (and correct in his suspicions).
Meanwhile, Niko is getting annoyed.
Will ‘Killing Eve’ season 2 have a new killer?
In recent interviews, the showrunners have begun to hint at a new character entering the fray — a new psychopath killer for Eve to track down, even in the midst of the fallout from her encounter with Villanelle. Head writer and executive producer Emerald Fennel said:
“With everything with this show, it always comes down to … the gravitational pull that Eve and Villanelle feel towards each other. But of course what is without a doubt is that Eve has a particular sense for women and female assassins. What is really interesting is saying, ‘What do we do when somebody else comes along? Do we find Eve is a female assassin expert or is she a Villanelle expert? And what does that mean for her?’ We know she’s brilliant and she knows Villanelle inside out and suddenly there’s someone between them for the first time.”
Executive producer Sally Woodward-Gentle also noted:
“And what would happen to Villanelle as well if she thought that Eve’s gaze wasn’t always on her? That’s really interesting.”
Which of the new cast members could be the mysterious killer? Hints seem to point at it being a woman. It’s going to be fascinating to see how that changes things.
‘Killing Eve’ best quotes
One of the biggest strengths of this show is its clever dialogue, and there are so many great Killing Eve quotes that it’s hard to pick and choose, but here are a few of them:
Frank: You’re fired.
Eve: You’re a dick swab.
Bill: Oh hey!
Frank: Thank you, Bill.
Bill: No! I was gonna call you a dick swab! — 1×02
Eve: Her hair is dark blonde, maybe honey? It was tied back. She was slim, about 25, 26. She had very delicate features … her eyes are sort of cat-like. Wide, but alert. Her lips are full, she has a long neck, high cheekbones. Her skin is smooth and bright … she had a lost look in her eye, that was both direct and also chilling. She’s totally focused, yet almost entirely inaccessible. — 1×03
Villanelle: You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them. – 1×05
Eve: God, it’s amazing how efficient things are when you’re a dick to people. – 1×08
‘Killing Eve’ nails female romance without objectification
Killing Eve does an amazing job of depicting bisexual women developing a powerful, even sensual, obsession for each other, without once objectifying them.
Both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are stunning in every shot, and if this were any other show, we would inevitably have been given some long pan-ups, multiple shower scenes, and many excuses to see the characters naked. But Killing Eve doesn’t do this.
The sensuality of Eve and Villanelle’s relationship, and the allure of the show as a whole, doesn’t rest on the bodies of its actors, no matter how beautiful they are. And even when it does, it’s the ruthlessness and strength of those bodies — Villanelle’s unstoppable trudge across a field, Eve’s determined speeding towards a threat — that is the most fascinating
Instead of relying on suggestive material to illustrate the budding love-hate relationship, Killing Eve relies on more subtle eroticism that is clearly written by women: most notably, in Villanelle’s fascination for Eve’s hair, and the intimate act of gifting her clothes — and Eve’s enjoyment of wearing those clothes and seeing how her body looks in them.
And yet it’s still deeper than that. Because Eve is primarily drawn to Villanelle not by her beauty, or by the criminal pursuit of her, but by her cleverness and skill. Villanelle represents the decadence and unapologetic cunning that Eve longs for in her own life. For Villanelle, on the other hand, Eve represents the chase she’s always been looking for.
It’s a far cry from the female interactions we’re used to seeing on screen, especially as they veer towards the romantic. While sex between women is so often framed for the male gaze, Killing Eve makes a point of never showing the women fully undressed, prioritizing the psychology of it over the physicality.
This show has managed to create a beautiful, believable story while still respecting its characters, proving yet again the importance of having women writing and producing stories about women.
The best ‘Killing Eve’ songs
One of the best parts of this show is its epic soundtrack. From this latest trailer’s “Addicted to Love” cover by Skylar Grey, to the classic intro’s “Xpectations” by Unloved, ever single song seems to be chilling, sensual and action-packed all at the same time — perfectly describing the relationship between Eve and Villanelle.
You can find the full Spotify playlist here.
‘Killing Eve’ season 2 cast and crew
Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be stepping down from her spot as head writer and executive producer, (although she will still be heavily involved in other areas), and Emerald Fennell will be leading season 2. Like Waller-Bridge, Fennell is also an actress, having starred in Call the Midwife and The Danish Girl.
Her vision for the show will heavily shape where things go from here, and continue the tradition of having a story about women be female-led, both on screen and behind the scenes.
We’ll see our favorite actors come back: Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, and Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, presumably followed by many other recurring characters from last season.
New stars announced include Henry Lloyd-Hughes, who played Roger Davies in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and starred in The Inbetweeners, Shannon Tarbet, who appeared recently in Colette and Beautiful Darkness.
Also new to the cast will be Nina Sosanya, who will also be appearing in the upcoming Good Omens, and Edward Bluemel, from The Commuter and upcoming A Discovery of Witches. Julian Barratt from Flowers will guest star.
Our best ‘Killing Eve’ articles
Killing Eve has always been unpredictable, so there’s really no telling where it’ll take us in season 2. For now, everything points to this season starting immediately after the fateful stabbing — what will be the consequences for Eve after she disobeyed Carolyn and lost Villanelle again? And what is up with Carolyn anyway? Is Konstantin really dead? (Probably not.)
And more importantly… is the chase still on?
Last season, we saw detective Eve Polastri leave her monotone job at British Intelligence to lead a hunt against an enigmatic female serial killer — Villanelle. But things got out of hand when Villanelle came for her, and a strange, deadly bond formed as the two circled ever closer to each other.
Killing Eve season 1 ended on a shocking cliffhanger, as Eve gathered her wits and defeated Villanelle with a truly unexpected deception… only to regret it immediately. Now that Villanelle has fled, and Eve is left with the aftermath of her own mess, will they return to their cat-and-mouse chase, or will they get pulled into a much bigger battle?
This show was so good that it was renewed for season 2 before the pilot even aired! The series went on to receive an Emmy (here are the scenes that earned Sandra Oh that win).