From the third installment of Stranger Things to The Hills reboot, the universe is giving us a lot of reasons to put our DVRs in overdrive this year. And come spring, the broadcast gods will award us with another can’t-miss show: season two of Killing Eve.
The suspenseful cat-and-mouse series, which follows M15 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) as she attempts to track down unhinged assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), is so gripping that three days before it had even made its TV debut last year, BBC America announced that the show was being renewed for a second season.
So what can we expect from season two of the hit series? The season-one finale wrapped with a pretty big cliffhanger that left audiences with a number of questions (and high blood pressure), the largest of which was (spoilers ahead!): What happened to Villanelle?
Well, a trailer released on March 8 appears to give a few clues. In it, you can see Villanelle is alive and well—and Eve is still just as obsessed.
We picked up similar vibes from the trailer released on Valentine’s Day:
In another teaser, we see that Eve appears to be back with her husband:
And in yet another teaser that’s not available to embed yet, Villanelle stares directly into the camera and says, “I hope you haven’t forgotten about me.” That seems to indicate that the antagonist will make a fiery return to the second season. (See that here.) In another, Eve is asked, “Why are you two so interested in each other? What really happened in Paris?”
These newly released stills from the second season also appear to indicate that the high-stakes chase between Eve and Villanelle will pick back up in season two:
Unfortunately, that’s all we have to go on, so far. So while most of what’s in store for season two is still largely a mystery, here’s what we do know about the return of the series.
The new season of Killing Eve will take place 30 seconds after the season-one finale: The second season picks up almost immediately after Eve and Villanelle’s bloody altercation. “They’ve crossed a line and there’s sort of no going back,” Oh explained during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, on February 9. “We have a lot of energy at the beginning of the series, and that pushes them into a different place of vulnerability. “
“How can you come to terms with a relationship that seems to be impossible? That’s what I think we’re trying to figure out daily,” Oh added.
“What’s most interesting about Eve’s stabbing of Villanelle at the end of [season] one is Villanelle’s reaction to that, and just how she perceives that,” Comer said at the February TCA panel. “And it both affects and changes them in a way that neither of them are quite expecting. Also, as we start the series, we see Villanelle in a very different way: She has no control of her situation.”
Viewers should keep an eye out for Villanelle’s clothes this season: “[In the first two episodes of season two] you see Villanelle in a completely vulnerable setting and her clothes are completely different,” Oh said at the TCA panel. “And when she moves out of a vulnerable setting, you see how much her clothing means to her.”
Executive producer Emerald Fennell added at the TCA panel that Villanelle “fetishizes clothes,” so what she wears will likely be extra important in season two.