Canal+ Launches Series Streaming Service In France Amid Growing Netflix Challenge

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Canal+ has launched its new series only streaming service in France as it looks to claw back some of the online market being devoured by Netflix and other streamers.
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‘Killing Eve’ Season 2 Trailer: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Obsession & ‘Addicted To Love’

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Unhappy Valentine’s Day, Killing Eve fans. Then again, there’s good news in the form of the first trailer for Season 2 of the BBC America drama, which also will be simulcast on AMC this year. Check it out above.
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‘Killing Eve’ Season 2: Villanelle and Eve Go Crazy for Each Other in New Trailer (Video)

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BBC America has released a creepy new teaser trailer for the second season of “Killing Eve” just in time for Valentine’s Day, taking the whole love and obsession thing to another, totally demented level.

Set to premiere on Sunday, April 7, Season 2 of the cat-and-mouse spy drama picks up immediately following the cliffhanger stabbing of the Season 1 finale, but if the new teaser is any indication, that act of violence has only strengthened Eve and Villanelle’s mutual obsession and bonded them even more permanently than before.

“Sometimes when you love someone, you do crazy things,” Villanelle (Jodie Comer) says in the clip.

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Eve (Sandra Oh), meanwhile, seems to be losing grip slightly after nearly killing someone for the first time. She spends the teaser doing totally normal things like interrupting proposals with literal blood on her hands, bursting out into laughter seemingly at random, and gently caressing knives while chopping carrots.

“Killing Eve” stars Oh and Comer as, respectively, an MI6 operative and a psychopath assassin bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Season 2 will pick up just 30 seconds after the end of the final episode of season one, with Villanelle having disappeared and Eve left with 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.

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“I think what is most interesting about Eve stabbing Villanelle at the end of series one is Villanelle’s reaction to that and how she perceives that,” Comer told reporters earlier this week, ahead of the second season. “I think it affects them and changes them in a way that neither of them are quite expecting.”

“You see them [both] vulnerable in slightly different ways,” added Oh. “Because they’ve crossed a line and there’s kind of no going back. We have a lot of energy at the beginning of the series that pushes both them into a different place of vulnerability.”

Following the first season’s critical and commercial success, Season 2 is set to air on both BBC America and AMC, beginning with the season premiere on Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c.

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‘Killing Eve’ Star Sandra Oh Says There’s ‘No Going Back’ From Season 1’s Big Cliffhanger Fallout

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The smash hit first season of “Killing Eve” went out on a massive cliffhanger, with one act of violence that both inextricably linked the show’s two central characters while also permanently complicating the relationship. And Season 2 wastes no time delving into the consequences of that moment.

Set to return in April, the second season picks up just 30 seconds later, with both Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) reeling in the aftermath of the potentially fatal stabbing. Villanelle is on the run with a knife wound to nurse, while Eve has to come to terms with the fact that she might’ve just killed someone.

“I think what is most interesting about Eve stabbing Villanelle at the end of series one is Villanelle’s reaction to that and how she perceives that,” Comer told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday. “I think it affects them and changes them in a way that neither of them are quite expecting.”

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Comer said audiences will see the typically in-control Villanelle “in a very different light” because, for the first time, “she has no control of the situation.”

But Villanelle won’t be alone in her moment of instability. Even though Eve and Villanelle don’t cross paths in the series very often, their stories became forever intertwined from the moment Eve took on the case in Season 1.

“You see them [both] vulnerable in slightly different ways,” Oh said. “Because they’ve crossed a line and there’s kind of no going back. We have a lot of energy at the beginning of the series that pushes both them into a different place of vulnerability.”

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Season 2 will also introduce a new, potentially complicating twist to the Eve-Villanelle relationship that neither saw coming — a new assassin.

“Suddenly there’s someone between them for the first time,” teased executive producer and writer Emerald Fennel, who took over as showrunner for creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Season 2.

“With everything in this show, it comes down that core, which is the gravitational pull that Eve and Villanelle feel towards each other,” Fennel said. “What was fascinating was saying What do we do when somebody else comes along? Is she a female assassin expert, or is she a Villanelle expert? And what does that mean for her job?”

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As for whether the two women — one a potentially psychopathic assassin, the other the spy obsessively trying to hunt her down — can find a way to resolve their relationship without the violence escalating even further, Oh and Comer said it remains to be seen.

“It’s something that we don’t have the answer to,” Comer said. “It’s something that we’re also figuring out and finding all the pieces to as we’re playing all the scenes on set, which is actually really exciting.”

“How can you come to terms with something — a relationship — that seems to be impossible?” added Oh. “That’s something that I think we’re trying to figure out daily.”

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What to Watch on Super Bowl Sunday Instead of Football

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Super Bowl LIII is this Sunday and will surely take up much of the weekend for football fans, but everyone else can thank the Peak TV gods that there’s never been a better time in history to not care about sports.

Hate the Patriots and deflated by Tom Brady? Fire up Netflix. Don’t know what the L.A. Rams even are? Hulu is always there. Think Maroon 5 is a boring choice for the halftime show? Go watch Beyonce on YouTube again. Hate chips shaped like scoops? Skip the party, catch the “Twilight” marathon on cable and eat whatever you want.

Those boycotting the NFL or those who just think sports is boring but also don’t want to go outside have never had more alternative viewing options. Here are 14 personalized recommendations for other things to watch on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Animal Planet

Puppy Bowl XV (Animal Planet, 3 p.m.)
For those who like sports but dislike humans. (Animal Planet will also present the second annual Dog Bowl, featuring more “mature” canines, earlier in the day.)

Hallmark Channel

Kitten Bowl VI (Hallmark, 2 p.m.)
For those who prefer cats.

Russian Doll (Netflix)
For those who like Natasha Lyonne and surprises.

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Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix)
For those who like Jake Gyllenhaal and surprises.

The Walking Dead (AMC Premiere)
For those with cable but can’t wait a week.

Lifetime

You (Netflix)
For those who miss “Gossip Girl” but wish it was creepy.

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Netflix

Tidying up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)
For those whose lives are a mess.

Rent (Hulu)
For those who want to know weren’t around to watch (semi-)live and want to know what all the hubbub was about. (Hulu also offers the much-maligned 2005 movie version to stream.)

Game of Thrones (HBO)
For those who need to get started on their rewatch before the final season gets started on April 19.

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BBC America

Killing Eve (Hulu)
For those who missed out on one of 2018’s most-buzzed about new shows.

Fyre and Fyre Fraud (Netflix and Hulu)
For those who like schadenfreude and making fun of Millenials.

Summit Entertainment

Twilight marathon (FXX, 7 a.m.)
For those who like Kristen Stewart and brooding teens.

Warner Bros

Harry Potter marathon (Syfy, 10 a.m.)
For those who don’t like “Twilight.”

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‘Killing Eve’ Season 2 to Be Simulcast on AMC

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The second season of “Killing Eve” will air on both BBC America and AMC, beginning with the season premiere on Sunday, April 7, the two networks announced Wednesday.

“When we launched ‘Killing Eve’ on BBC AMERICA last year we had high hopes, but no idea it would become this obsession,” said Sarah Barnett, entertainment president at AMC Networks, which owns both BBC America and AMC. “We believe we’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential viewers and we want to expose this brilliant series to the largest audience we can. That’s what’s behind this move… to have a big, premium network like AMC introduce this fantastic storytelling to an even broader array of viewers and fans.”

“Killing Eve” stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as, respectively, Eve and Villanelle, an MI6 operative and a psychopath assassin bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act.

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As previously reported, the second season will pick up just 36 seconds after the end of the final episode of season one, with Villanelle having disappeared and Eve left with 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.

Based on the series of novellas by Luke Jennings, “Killing Eve” is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and lead writer Emerald Fennell.

The first season of the drama proved to be a hit for BBC America, growing steadily in the ratings across its run thanks to strong word of mouth. The series also proved to be an awards darling, with Oh earning an Emmy nomination last fall in addition to recent wins at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards.

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‘Killing Eve’: BBC America Sets Season 2 Premiere Date for Sandra Oh-Led Drama

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BBC America has set the return for its freshman hit drama “Killing Eve,” and fans of the Sandra Oh-led series better hope they remembered where the series left off.

That’s because, per AMC Entertainment Networks president Sarah Barnett, when the sophomore season premieres Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m., it will pick up right after the events of the Season 1 finale — 36 seconds after to be exact.

“‘Killing Eve’ is picking up exactly 36 heart-thumping seconds after the events of the season finale,” Barnett said in a statement Thursday. “This new season is packed with superlative performances and is as twisty, subversive, darkly funny, nerve-wracking and pleasurable as our fans could desire.”

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Based on the “Villanelle” series of novellas by Luke Jennings, “Killing Eve” stars Oh as former MI5 officer Eve Polastri, and Jodie Comer as Villanelle, the charismatic assassin who Eve is hired to eliminate. Beginning just after the end of the final episode of Season 1, 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.

Fiona Shaw also stars, with Nina Sosanya and Edward Bluemel set to join the series for Season 2.

“Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and serves as executive producer. Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris executive produce alongside Waller-Bridge, with Oh serving as associate producer. The show is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and distributed by Endeavor Content.

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