BBC One has announced the second series of award-winning thriller Killing Eve will air next month.
RTS award-winner Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh return to lead the series as assassin on the run, Villanelle (Comer), and MI5 officer in pursuit, Eve Polastri (Oh).
“Eve’s journey in season two takes her to a psychologically dark place,” said Oh.
“Her personality starts to change because she foregoes a lot of her friendships to solve a new mystery and ultimately succeed in her job.”
Based on the Codename Villanelle series of novels, Emerald Fennell is the new lead writer on the series, taking over from Phoebe-Waller Bridge, who serves as an executive producer on the show.
“All of the hallmarks from last season are still there: the obsession, the fascination and inability to leave it alone, even though it is compromising," said Fennell.
“But the question of who is good and who is evil isn’t always clear.”
“No matter what Villanelle did people still loved her, and the darker Eve got, people still felt the same towards her.”
The new series of the cat-and-mouse thriller lands on BBC iPlayer on June 8th, and the first episode will air on BBC One at 9:15pm that evening..
Now one of the BBC's most popular shows on iPlayer, Killing Eve has received over 49 million requests on the service.
The BBC also announced the acquisition of the rights to the third series of Killing Eve back in April.
For more about the spy thriller, read what Jodie Comer shared with the RTS about what to expect from Villanelle in the new series.
The first series of Killing Eve is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.