Killing Eve series 2: the BBC has picked it up

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It’s been confirmed that Killing Eve series 2 will air for British audiences via the BBC, just like the first series has. The show is produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America, based on the Codename Villanelle book series by Luke Jennings, and the BBC has just acquired the rights to show series 2 in the UK.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of the brilliant Fleabag, originated the Killing Eve TV series and penned the first batch of episodes. She will serve as an executive producer on Killing Eve series 2, with Emerald Fennell (Monsters, The Drifters) taking over as the head writer.

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are both confirmed to return, as is Fiona Shaw. Nina Sosanya (Good Omens), Edward Bluemel (A Discovery Of Witches) Julian Barrett (Mindhorn, The Mighty Boosh) are among the new faces joining the cast for series 2.

Killing Eve series 1 has become a huge smash hit for the BBC iPlayer, with the official BBC press bumf telling us that “there have been over 26 million requests for the series so far.”

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s content director, offered this statement about the BBC’s acquisition of the UK rights to Killing Eve series 2:

“A truly genre-busting series that’s had viewers hooked and craving more, thanks to the distinctive voice of Phoebe Waller-Bridge brought to life by an incredible cast. We’re really excited to have it back on the BBC next year.”

We’re excited, too, and we’ll bring you more news as we hear it.