The return of Killing Eve still may be two months away — April 7, to be exact — but that doesn’t mean that BBC America isn’t ready to slip you some intel about season 2 right now, on Valentine’s Day.
The network has just released a tantalizing trailer for the new batch of episodes from the critically acclaimed spy thriller starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Season 1 ended with MI6 operative Eve (Oh) burying a knife in the tummy of international assassin Villanelle (Comer) and then having second thoughts, and the action will resume in the aftermath of Villanelle’s wounded escape. This minute-long preview offers flashes of Eve talking too loudly in front of strangers in the park, returning to the hunt for Villanelle, running her hands over a knife for just a little too long, receiving a package of roses, witnessing a hit-and-run, and seemingly tracking down you-know-who to Apt. 201. Meanwhile, Villanelle collapses in a hospital, walks through a neighborhood in cartoon pajamas, informs someone that she is looking for a kitchen knife to stab them with, dresses up in a disturbing porcine outfit, utter, “Sometimes when you love someone, you do crazy things,” and seemingly watches you-know-who through the peephole in Apt. 201.
“Why are you and Villanelle so interested in each other?” Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) is heard asking Villanelle. It’s one of the many questions of season 2, a season that Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell calls “more intimate and darker.”
And it also begins with the fallout from Eve’s surprising attack. “What struck me is what the stabbing does to Villanelle’s psyche — what this says about her and Eve,” Comer told EW. “Does it make her believe that they have a very special relationship, or will she want revenge?” Meanwhile, Oh shared: “Eve’s state of mind is pushed to the absolute limit as she tries to contain the feral energy that is Villanelle.”
Check out the trailer above and see why these two forces of nature are “Addicted to Love.”