Fans of “Killing Eve” concerned with the change in showrunner have nothing to worry about, lead actress Sandra Oh assures.
The two-time Golden Globes winner said the show’s new executive producer Emerald Fennel is more than capable of taking over for series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“They have a kinship and [similar] sensibility [in] where they come from, their humour, their style,” Oh told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, per Variety. “Emerald has her own voice entirely, but it really moved from one hand to a similar hand.”
Season two of “Killing Eve” takes place 30 seconds after the conclusion of season one, and so Emerald’s “similar hand” should help for a smooth continuation of the breakout series.
“I think it’s also the placement of the humour within the show — the way it undercuts the really serious moments is genius,” actress Jodie Comer noted. Oh promised both characters Eve and Villanelle will be “vulnerable in slightly different ways.”
“They’ve crossed a line and there’s kind of no going back. We have a lot of energy at the beginning,” Oh explained. “That pushes both of them into a different place of vulnerability. How can you come to terms with a relationship that seems to be impossible? That’s what I think we’re trying to figure out daily.”
Season two of “Killing Eve” premieres April 7.