Season One is the first season of the BBC America television series Killing Eve. The season consists of eight episodes and aired on Sunday nights at 8 pm on BBC America. It premiered on April 8, 2018 and ended on May 27, 2018.
Eve is a bored, whip-smart security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle, is a talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. These two fierce women, equally obsessed with each other, will go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse, toppling the typical spy-action thriller. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.
- Main article: Episode Guide
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Nice Face"||Harry Bradbeer||Phoebe Waller-Bridge||April 8, 2018|
|A bored MI5 security officer yearns for more excitement. When a Russian politician is murdered, she is tasked with protecting the only witness and soon finds herself on a collision course with a violent and extraordinary assassin.|
|2||2||"I'll Deal with Him Later"||Harry Bradbeer||Phoebe Waller-Bridge||April 15, 2018|
|In the aftermath of her recent assignment, Villanelle is ordered to take a break. Never one to do as she's told, she goes ahead with her next mission regardless. Meanwhile, Eve is given a dream opportunity to join a secret MI6 unit tracking Villanelle and the shady organization she works for.|
|3||3||"Don't I Know You?"||Jon East||Vicky Jones||April 22, 2018|
|When Villanelle kills a Chinese colonel at a kink clinic in Berlin, Eve and Bill travel out to investigate. While Eve and Bill chase up a number of promising leads, Villanelle enjoys the cat-and-mouse of their proximity. But as they draw closer, Eve comes to realize that this is much more than a game.|
|4||4||"Sorry Baby"||Jon East||George Kay||April 29, 2018|
|Intel from Berlin points to the existence of a mole, prompting Eve to undertake her first surveillance operation. Villanelle is sent to England to eliminate a member of British Intelligence. Villanelle wonders, could it be Eve? Meanwhile Eve, in emotional turmoil, now knows how high the stakes are.|
|5||5||"I Have a Thing About Bathrooms"||Jon East||Phoebe Waller-Bridge||May 6, 2018|
|Having survived a terrifying close call with Villanelle, Eve now has the mole ensconced in a safe house and is buzzing. They have an exciting opportunity to glean information and crack this thing open.|
|6||6||"Take Me to the Hole!"||Damon Thomas||George Kay||May 13, 2018|
|A female assassin is taken into custody in Russia, and Eve and Carolyn head out to Moscow to negotiate access. She could hold the key to the organization that runs Villanelle. Meanwhile, Villanelle is smuggled into the same Russian jail.|
|7||7||"I Don't Want to Be Free"||Damon Thomas||Rob Williams||May 20, 2018|
|Tensions are running high as the situation in Moscow escalates, and Eve starts to question who she can trust. Despite the danger, with her sights firmly set on Villanelle, Eve goes rogue. With both women under pressure, the stakes are higher than ever.|
|8||8||"God, I'm Tired"||Damon Thomas||Phoebe Waller-Bridge||May 27, 2018|
|Villanelle's mission is proving anything but straightforward, forcing her to take drastic measures. Meanwhile, Eve makes a shocking discovery, which leads her right to Villanelle and an electrifying confrontation from which neither will emerge unscathed.|
Notes and trivia
- Season One received the ReFrame Stamp "as a mark of distinction for projects that have demonstrated success in TV productions based on criteria developed by ReFrame in consultation with ReFrame Ambassadors, producers and other industry experts."
- Sandra Oh has said that the most fun leg of the shoot was on location in Bucharest, Romania. Whenever she had to do a driving sequence and the low loader car rig would be impeded by parked cars, beefy Romanian men would appear and simply maneuver the cars out of the way by physically 'bouncing' them onto the sidewalks. A cacophony of car alarms would invariably ensue but the locals weren't fazed by any of it.
- Season One received two 2018 Emmy nominations: