Today, BBC America issued a press release announcing that its 2018 break out hit, Killing Eve, will return for Season 2 on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8pm/7c. The series, which stars Sandra Oh as MI-5 agent Eve Polastri and Jodie Comer as psychopathic assassin Villanelle, was a critical darling in 2018; it even made our Top 5 Favorite TV Shows Of 2018 List.
Killing Eve was renewed for Season 2 before Season 1 even aired and the gamble paid off. Fans turned out in droves for the BBC America series which features two strong female leads and combines action, humor and suspense in a seamless way.
“The series is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings and is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and lead writer Emerald Fennell. Sandra Oh and Francesca Gardiner are co-executive producers. Elinor Day serves as series producer. Damon Thomas returns to direct and is also executive producer, with Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also directing. The series is distributed by Endeavor Content.”
Below is the synopsis of Season 2 as well as the first photos published from episodes 1 and 2.
PopCultureReview’s Top 5 Favorite TV Shows of 2018 Best of 2018 Lists December 18, 2018
It’s the time of the year when people start thinking about the year that (almost) was and what their favorite things were (and not so favorite if you’re so inclined). PopCultureReview is not immune from these musings.
We’re rolling out our “Best Of 2018” Lists; click here to see our Five Favorite Movies of the Year! Today, we turn our eye towards our favorite medium, television! Why five? Simple. Three seems too little and ten, too many.
I watch a lot of TV; I could generate a Top 25 list of my favorite shows and still keep things off that I really like. So, I get it – your favorite show isn’t here; chances are I really like said show and agree with you that it’s awesome but, the way numbers work, there can only be five in a Top Five List.
Now, remember, these are not necessarily the five BEST television shows of 2018 (though, I’d argue, in most cases they are and certainly in the case of my number 1 pick), but rather, our Top Five Favorite.
So, here is the list of PopCultureReview’s Top Five Favorite Television Shows of 2018 … after the jump!
“Don’t I Know You?” (Episode 103)
April 22, 2018
A game changing episode of Killing Eve – and when you only have 8 episodes, a game changer can come in episode 3. The take away from tonight’s episode is that the stakes are real, the stakes are are high, and the stakes come at a cost. Also, maybe, no one is safe in this world of spy versus assassin, prey versus predator.
Our Deep Dive Recap & Review … After The Jump! (Spoilers Ahead, Be Warned!)
For the last eight weeks, we have been watching Killing Eve and tonight, it all comes to a head as Season 1 ends with, what I imagine, will be a bang! Elsewhere, Westworld continues its maddening season as we dive deeper into the concept of fate.
“I’ll Deal with Him Later” (Episode 102)
April 15, 2018
Lots of forward momentum on plot in this second episode as Eve settles into a new life and Villanelle … well, she is pretty much the same old Villanelle but we do get some new questions on what makes her tick and who she is killing for?!?
Our Deep Dive Recap and Review … after the jump! (Spoilers Warning!)
Killing Eve debuted last night on BBC America and just knocked my socks off. It is funny and sexy and dangerous and most importantly, its a thinking person’s show with involved plot and character design. I want all of those things on my TV all of the time. Love it or leave it? I loved Killing Eve.
Led by a strong cast, but in particular, its three female leads, Eve promises to be a weekly spy adventure in the grand tradition of the good guy chasing the bad guy, EXCEPT its a good woman chasing a bad woman, and maybe the bad woman is not so black and white bad? A 2018 Twist on the spy genre to be sure but also, just as welcomed. Television can only be benefited by having complex women on the screen that don’t wallow in traditional tropes. Killing Eve smashes the traditional idea of the type-cast female in a thriller spy show and puts them front and center.
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) as the titular Eve and Jodie Comer (star of several UK shows but in America was a lead in the Starz series, The White Princess) as the assassin, Villanelle, crackle when they’re on screen and its hard to take your eyes off of them. Add in the fantastic Fiona Shaw (Americans will know her from her time on True Blood or more obviously as Aunt Petunia from the Harry Potter film series) as the legendary MI-6 operative who will seemingly play an important role in Eve’s life, and you’ve got tremendous women that are hard to ignore.
Killing Eve is brought to TV by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who acts as lead writer, showrunner and is an executive producer) and is based on a series of novels by Luke Jennings which focuses on the assassin, Villanelle, as well as the MI-5 agent that tracks her. I haven’t read them yet but I will because the only thing I like more than a great spy show is a great spy novel! Sold! Also important to note, Killing Eve was renewed for a Season 2 before this pilot episode even aired. BBC America believes in Eve.
There is a hole on Sunday nights at 8pm and my “Hot Take” is that you need to fill it with Killing Eve. If you’re looking for a recap of the first episode, take a gander, after the jump (Beware of Spoilers!)