Killing Eve season 2 release date: BBC announces return of acclaimed drama

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer star in the Bafta-winning TV show

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 29 May 2019 07:57
Killing Eve triumphs at the TV Baftas

The BBC has announced when the second run of hit series Killing Eve will begin.

After dropping all eight episodes of the first outing on iPlayer in 2018, UK viewers have been waiting patiently for the Bafta-winning show's return ever since it began in the US in April.

Now, the channel has revealed in a tweet that the first episode will debut on 8 June.

The first season of Killing Eve, co-written and executive produced by Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was widely praised by critics when it aired last year.

It became the second-biggest boxset to air on BBC iPlayer, with more than 40 million streams since its arrival on the streaming service.

The series stars Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, an MI5 security officer who's drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with ruthless assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer).

Comer, who won a Bafta TV Award earlier this month for her performance, recently revealed that she nearly died on set during a scene that involved her eating pasta.

Killing Eve series two begins on BBC1 at 9.15pm on 8 June.

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