BBC America has slotted an April 7 premiere date for the second season of its critically praised thriller series Killing Eve.

In Season 2, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer reprise their critically-acclaimed performances as Eve (Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Comer) in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Beginning just after the end of the final episode of season one, Villanelle has disappeared, and Eve is left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does…but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.

“Killing Eve is picking up exactly 36 heart-thumping seconds after the events of the season finale,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Entertainment Networks. “This new season is packed with superlative performances and is as twisty, subversive, darkly funny, nerve-wracking and pleasurable as our fans could desire.”

Killing Eve, produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd., has been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award. Oh has received nominations for Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG awards for her performance as Eve, and Comer has been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her work as Villanelle. The series finished its first season with an unbroken record of weekly ratings growth in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos – a first in the history of Nielsen live+3 ratings. The finale delivered series highs with 1.25 million viewers in live+3, up 86 percent from premiere, with 545,000 adults 25-54 and 378,000 adults 18-49, up 127 percent and 100 percent from premiere, respectively. The season finale in May was also the No. 1 most social drama of the day.

Along with returning stars Oh, Comer and Fiona Shaw, new additions to the cast include Nina Sosanya (Good Omens) and Edward Bluemel (A Discovery of Witches) in series regular roles, with Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Indian Summers) and Shannon Tarbet (Genius) set to guest star.

Killing Eve is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and lead writer Emerald Fennell. Sandra Oh and Francesca Gardiner are co-executive producers. Elinor Day serves as series producer. Damon Thomas returns to direct and is also executive producer, with Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also directing. The series is distributed by Endeavor Content.

Killing Eve Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c on BBC America.,