“Killing Eve” is getting a nice boost for its second season, which premieres on April 7.
The first season of Sandra Oh’s drama aired on BBC America, and it did well enough — doubling the number of viewers between the premiere and the finale. But now, after a few Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations and plenty of buzz, the show will return on BBC America and AMC, its corporate relative, simultaneously. AMC reaches some 10 million more cable subscribers than BBC America, so plenty of new viewers will be in the mix.
“We believe we’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential viewers,” Sarah Barnett of AMC Networks said in a statement, “and we want to expose this brilliant series to the largest audience we can.”
Yeah, plus AMC could certainly use some new energy, as its big hit, “The Walking Dead,” ages not so gracefully.
The big message: Time to catch up on the first season of “Killing Eve.” Oh plays an MI5 operative and Jodie Comer plays the psychopath assassin she is after. It all gets more complex — and more fun — as each woman becomes obsessed with the other.