The second series isn’t just a dull re-tread of the first series, I’m glad to say. It genuinely moves the relationship between Eve (played by the wonderful Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (the even more wonderful Jodie Comer, who’s from Liverpool originally!) forwards.
Famously, season 1 was adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (the writer of Fleabag, init), but season 2 has been done by Sally Woodward Gentle (who’s due to play Camilla Parker Bowles in series 3 of The Crown). For me, the dialogue of season 2 isn’t as sharp as season 1, but there is plenty of the quirky humour we have come to expect of KE.
Apparently, season 3 has already been confirmed, so don’t worry that the BBC is going to leave you high and dry at the end of season 2.
Season 2 is effectively a fun version of Silence of the Lambs. More than that, I shall not say, else I give the flaming game away! (Oo, that rhymed.)
Be warned once more, however: the first 4 episodes are a bit back and forth, lacking a clear direction, despite the thrills. Things become far more compelling and compulsive with episode 5. The first four episodes are a bit voyeuristic, surprisingly, but we do get into the more psychological aspect of things eventually.
All in all, season 2 manages to keep the sexual tension and sense of danger alive in the relationship between the two female leads. It is believable and does not give in to cliché. And Jodie Comer steals the show in KE2 even more than she did in the first series! Boom.