Just ahead of its Sunday premiere, BBC America has given an early second season renewal to its critically praised drama series Killing Eve, from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess) and based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. These two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

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“This show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and, importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge,” said Sarah Barnett, President, BBC America. “The early response to Killing Eve has been incredible – for that reason, as well as the fact that we wholeheartedly love this original, funny, thrillingly entertaining series, we are delighted to move ahead with a second season before we even premiere.”

Waller-Bridge, Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris will serve as executive producers and Oh as associate producer. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and distributed by Endeavor Content.

Killing Eve premieres Sunday, April 8 at 8/7c on BBC America.