New York – April 5, 2018 – BBC AMERICA announced today that it had renewed the critically acclaimed seriesKilling Eve for a second season, days before its April 8th world premiere. Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd, the suspenseful cat-and-mouse drama stars Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess, Thirteen) and comes from Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). Killing Eve is a dramatic thriller revolving around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down. It is a combination of brutal mischief making and pathos, filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.
Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, “This show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and, importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The early response to Killing Eve has been incredible – for that reason, as well as the fact that we wholeheartedly love this original, funny, thrillingly entertaining series, we are delighted to move ahead with a second season before we even premiere.”
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Killing Eve was renewed by BBC AMERICA President and GM Sarah Barnett and Nena Rodrigue, EVP of Original Programming, Acquisitions and Production. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris will serve as executive producers and Sandra Oh as associate producer. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and distributed by Endeavor Content.
Killing Eve premieres Sunday, April 8, 8/7c on BBC AMERICA.
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Emmy® and IDA-winning Planet Earth II and acclaimed Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show as well as the upcoming series Killing Eve from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Dynasty (w/t), the next chapter in the epic story of our planet, as well as Premier League Darts. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA’s influential shows such as Orphan Black and Luther, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available through cable, satellite TV and streaming services, BBC AMERICA broadcasts in both standard and high-definition. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com and follow @bbcamerica.
SID GENTLE FILMS LTD. was founded by Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013 along with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin with a focus to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious television drama and feature films. Credits to date include: The Durrells for ITV and Masterpiece, SS-GBfor the BBC, Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for Sky and the soon to be released Killing Eve for BBC AMERICA.