Fans have shared their delight over the return of Killing Eve to TV screens.
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer returned to their roles as intelligence officer Eve Polastri and her nemesis, the assassin Villanelle, in the second series of the acclaimed spy drama on BBC One.
Series two’s events began just 30 seconds after the finale of the first, and viewers made sure they were prepared for “Killing Eve o’clock”, as it was termed online.
One fan posted on Twitter: “Killing Eve on TV. Gin and tonic in hand. Hope the new writer is up to Phoebe Waller-Bridge standard!”
Fleabag star Waller-Bridge wrote several episodes of the first series, but passed on the reins to other writers for series two, chiefly Emerald Fennell.
Viewers were not disappointed with the opening, with one devotee writing: “All I can say is… what a start to Killing Eve.”
Another said: “Do not disturb drinking French wine and watching Killing Eve.”
There was excitement online as the series returned, and viewers saw Villanelle fleeing her pursuers, plotting to escape a French hospital and bonding with a fellow patient on her ward.
A traumatised Eve returned home after the stabbing which ended the last series, struggling with what she had done.
One fan cast their verdict on the episode, saying: “Killing Eve is pure gold.”