BBC America’s “Killing Eve” continues to dominate and expand their demographic, even improving over 2018’s record-breaking debut. Season two of “Killing Eve” delivered the highest season-over-season growth of any returning TV drama on U.S. television in the last three years, jumping 87% in total viewers. According to the network, season two averaged 1.8M viewers per episode, making “Killing Eve” one of the highest-rated shows in the network’s history.
Fans of “Killing Eve” should be happy to know that the thriller is coming back for a third season, and the series has plenty of time before the next premiere to recruit new viewers on social media. The Peabody Award-winning series topped the social media charts during the season two premiere in 2019, becoming the most-talked-about and most searched for program on social platforms. During the season finale, “Killing Eve” ended the night as the number-one most social drama series across multiple platforms.
In total, the show generated more than 11M social engagements across season two and was up double digits in activity over the course of the season. That’s a record that BBC America will be hoping to break in 2020, and the numbers are an impressive accomplishment in a category that is usually dominated by networks like Freeform.
“Killing Eve has captivated viewers in an astounding manner. Season-over-season growth like this would be remarkable at any time, it’s virtually unheard of in television today. There is so much love for Killing Eve from a growing base of passionate fans, it’s quite thrilling to witness,” said Sarah Barnett, president of the entertainment networks group for AMC Networks. “Thanks to Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Emerald Fennell, and our partners at Sid Gentle Films and the entire cast and crew for an utterly engaging second season. We all can’t wait for another wild, twisted ride with season three next year.”
This season of “Killing Eve” premiered on BBC America, then simulcast on AMC.
If you’re new to the show, you have this summer to catch up on the popular drama. “Killing Eve” is a story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Eve (Sandra Oh), an MI6 operative, and Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the assassin Eve is tasked with finding.
Based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, the second season of “Killing Eve” was executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, lead writer Emerald Fennell and director Damon Thomas. Sandra Oh and Francesca Gardiner were co-executive producers, with Elinor Day serving as series producer. Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also directed.
British writer Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead) will come on board to serve as lead writer and executive producer in season three, once again giving the series a strong female writing voice. Season three will also be executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci, Damon Thomas, and Sandra Oh. Jeff Melvoin (Designated Survivor, Alias) also joins the team as executive producer.
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