No One Is Safe In The New Season Of 'Killing Eve'
The head writer of 'Killing Eve' has dramatically revealed that the main characters could die in any episode.
It's something we'd gotten used to early on in season one of the thriller -- with (spoiler!) beloved character Bill Pargrave (David Haig) meeting his untimely end on the dancefloor of a Berlin nightclub.
But according to the show's new head writer and executive producer, Emerald Fennell, not even the main characters Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) are guaranteed to make it to season three.
“I never wanted that thing that you often have often with famous thriller characters, which is, ‘They’ll all be fine!'” Fennell explained to Variety.
“I think it’s really important to say, ‘OK well if this is a fight to the death, and demonstrably it is with what happened last [season], no one should feel safe," Fennell added.
The writer said that the "brutality" of killing off characters including Bill, and Eve's boss Frank (Darren Boyd) helped viewers to understand just how much danger the two leading women are constantly in.
“There is a sense that both of them are getting into stuff that’s properly deadly,” said Fennell.
Lead actor Comer recently explained that she personally nearly didn't make it off the Killing Eve set alive -- after a near-death experience with a terrifyingly dry bowl of pasta that Villanelle is busily eating in season two.
"I was shovelling it in, and then it just shot down my throat and then I was full-on choking," Comer told EW.
"They must have it on camera -- a medic came in and managed to get it out, but my life definitely flashed before me..." she added.
We're going to have to wait until next week to see how the dramatic season one cliffhanger will unfold -- after a violent meeting between Eve and Villanelle in Paris -- and begin worrying whether either of them will actually be killed off.
But at least Sandra Oh recently provided some comfort to viewers about how long she'll stay around on the series.
At the season two premiere, Oh told US Weekly that she's creatively moved on from Grey's Anatomy and that Killing Eve is her home now.
“I am Eve and that’s where I plan to stay as long as the show will have me. And that’s really where I want to be.”
Season two of Killing Eve begins on April 8 on ABC iView.
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