‘Killing Eve’ to return to the BBC for season two

The hit drama has been one of BBC America’s biggest success stories this year

Killing Eve‘s second season will air on BBC One next year, it has been confirmed.

The acclaimed drama has been a huge hit since premiering on BBC America back in April, with the network commissioning a second season shortly before the season premiere even aired.

It debuted on UK TV in September on both BBC One and BBC Three’s on-demand service, drawing big viewing figures and receiving plenty of critical acclaim.

After rumours circulated about the possible future home of Killing Eve‘s second season – with some suggesting that the show may move to one of the streaming giants like Netflix or Amazon for season two – the BBC have today (October 11) announced that the next instalment of the show will air on BBC One in 2019.

BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore announced the news during her Hewlett Memorial Lecture today, saying: “[Fans] are not going to have to wait quite so long next time… it’s back on the BBC next year for season two.”

Season two will be helmed by Call the Midwife‘s Emerald Fennell after Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge vacated her position as showrunner following the conclusion of season one.

Killing Eve stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as the leads Eve Polastri and Villanelle / Oksana Astankova respectively.

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