Killing Eve

BBC America



"Killing Eve" is doubling down for Season 2.

The spy drama will be simulcast on both BBC America (its original home) and AMC when it returns for its second season on April 7.

AMC Networks is a joint owner of BBC America, but AMC is watched by more viewers.

As AMC Networks Chief Operating Officer Ed Carroll told the L.A. Times, "It’s a great opportunity to expose more people to ‘Killing Eve.' These times demand trying some nonconventional methods. And if you have a platform as big and broad as AMC, then it seems like a good thing to try.”

"Killing Eve" is based on Luke Jennings's "Codename Villanelle" novella series and was developed for television by Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag," "Crashing"). The show stars Sandra Oh as an MI5 officer who begins tracking a psychopathic assassin named Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer.

The first season received much critical acclaim and awards notice, including a historic Golden Globe win for Oh.

For AMC, airing "Killing Eve" brings the network back to the gritty, acclaimed, award-winning dramas it once was known for, like "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men." In recent years, AMC has focused heavily on "The Walking Dead" and its spinoff. But the former is showing signs of its age, with ratings dropping from once-astronomic highs.