David Haig and Sandra Oh in Killing Eve.

It’s one of the most critically acclaimed new shows this year, so it’s not surprising that Killing Eve has already been renewed. 

“The show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett says.

“The early response to Killing Eve has been incredible – for that reason, as well as the fact that we wholeheartedly love this original, funny, thrillingly entertaining series, we are delighted to move ahead with a second season.”

The renewal will be welcome news to Sandra Oh who plays Eve, the MI5 agent responsible for tracking down the psychopathic assassin Villanelle.

“It’s taken me 30 years to get this part,” Oh told Vogue, praising the team behind Killing Eve for casting an Asian actress in the main role.

Jodie Comer as Villanelle.

“In the original novellas, there’s no real specific reference to Eve’s race, but she’s definitely white,” Oh says.

“That’s one big change, that people would be willing to go off book and say, ‘Well, that doesn’t matter’.”

While the world has warmed to Oh as Eve, Jodie Comer, who plays her onscreen nemesis and obsession Villanelle, is still wondering what people will make of her character.

“It’s hard not to like her a little bit, I hope,” Comer told Vanity Fair.

“I’ll be interested to see the reaction to her because, essentially, she is a villain – but is she?”

The chase continues...

Stream Killing Eve here. New episodes are added Mondays at 6pm.