Killing Eve Season 2: release date, trailers, cast, plot and everything we know so far

Season one spoilers ahead!

For those of us that eagerly binged the entirety of Killing Eve when it dropped onto BBC iPlayer, we’ve been rewarded with good news: the brilliant cat-and-mouse game of a thriller is set to return! And what’s more, it’ll be coming back to the BBC in the UK. We were left on a cliff hanger, with Eve having just stabbed Villanelle (and regretting it), Eve having been fired from her secret MI6 investigation, and still no real idea what the mysterious organisation of assassins The Twelve is; but not to worry, as we’ve been assured we won’t have to wait too long for the next season and the answers to our many questions.

Here’s what we know so far about the next season:

When is Killing Eve season two going to be released?

At some point in 2019, although the dates haven’t been confirmed; however we know it won’t be too long. Whilst delivering the Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2018 the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore announced: “I’m pleased to say that we’re not going to have to wait quite so long next time [for season two]. It’s back on the BBC next year for season two.”

Do we have any trailers for season two yet?

Not yet.

Has season two of Killing Eve gone into production?

Yes, the show is currently filming in Amsterdam, London and Paris.

So which cast members are returning for the next season?

We know that the two leads Sandra Oh (MI5 officer Eve Polastri) and Jodie Comer (assassin Villanelle) will be returning. Additionally Fiona Shaw will return to her role as the MI6’s head of the Russian Desk, Carolyn Martens.

No confirmation if we’ll see Owen McDonnell return to his role of Eve’s husband Niko Polastri, or if we’ll see Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Eve’s assistant Elena Felton again.

And any new cast members?

Yes! Nina Sosanya (‘Good Omens’) and Edward Bluemel (‘A Discovery Of Witches’) will be joining the cast for the second season, whilst Julian Barrett (Mindhorn) will make a guest appearance.

And what about Konstantin, is he actually dead? Or could he come back?

In the final episode of season one we saw Villanelle shoot her handler Konstantin (Kim Bodnia) in a stand-off in a cafe, and later it’s revealed he’s died from his injuries; however, we never saw Konstantin die on screen, so fans are wondering whether he’s actually dead.

Now pictures have emerged that show Bodnia (Konstantin) and Jodie Comer (Villanelle) filming parts of season two together in London, so could be returning?

Is Phoebe Waller-Bridge still going to be involved?

Yes, but not as showrunner.

For season one Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novella series into the eight episodes, and was the lead writer. For the second season she’ll still be involved, but this time an executive producer role. Instead Emerald Fennell is set to take over as the show’s lead writer.

Any idea of what the plot will be for the second season?

Not yet! But series one left us on a cliffhanger, so we can expect to find out how badly injured Villanelle was when Eve stabbed her, and see how Eve is dealing with her current unemployment.