Filming is underway on series two of Jodie Comer’s Killing Eve
star Jodie comer is now filming the much-anticipated
Look out! Our fabulous behind-the-scenes photo shows that dangerous assassin Villanelle is back in action as star Jodie Comer is now busy filming the second series of hit spy thriller Killing Eve. Here’s everything
TV Times knows so far…
BBC has the rights
The first series of the British-made drama for BBC America, based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novellas, made its debut on BBC1, and as a box set on BBC iplayer, in September.
‘It’s a genre-busting series that’s had viewers hooked and craving more,’ says Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. ‘We’re really excited to have it back next year.’
Doctor Foster star Jodie returns as ruthless but strangely likeable Villanelle, with Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) reprising her role as her nemesis, security operative Eve Polastri.
Their cat-andmouse game will again be at the heart of the new series but can
Jodie give us any more clues? ‘I don’t think I can,’ she laughs. ‘The show picks up from where the first season left off, but other than that…’
Fiona Shaw is also back as Carolyn Martens, head of the Russian section of MI6. Meanwhile, there’s no official confirmation yet, but fans are hoping Kim Bodnia will return as Villanelle’s ex-handler Konstantin.
Last Tango in Halifax’s Nina Sosanya and
A Discovery Of Witches’ Edward Bluemel join the cast, but their roles are under wraps for now. The Mighty Boosh star Julian Barratt has landed a guest role.
Phoebe Wallerbridge (Fleabag) adapted the first series of Killing
Eve and returns for series two in an executive producer role, with
Call the Midwife star Emerald Fennell taking over as lead writer. Jodie admits the change did unsettle her at first.
‘It initially worried me, because Phoebe is so unique and her voice is so distinctive,’ she says. ‘You think, “Oh God – is anyone else going to be able to take the reins?”
‘And you have Emerald, who is so brilliant and also a very close friend of Phoebe, so they have a very similar sense of humour, and Emerald really understands the characters and the tone of the show. I’ve been really excited by the script and where the characters go.’
The new series is currently being filmed in locations across Europe, including Paris, London and Amsterdam.
in the pink: Jodie sporting a new hair hue in london Writer: emeraldfennell