Killing Eve: If you binge-watched the BBC box set and can’t wait for series 2, you’ll love... Orphan Black, Fleabag and Thirteen

If you need something to get stuck into while you wait for the second series of the spy thriller starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, here are seven gripping shows you're sure to enjoy.

Killing Eve has ripped up the spy thriller rulebook.

Since series 1 launched on BBC iPlayer in 2018, the TV show - starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh - has been praised by fans and critics in the UK, notably for its script and casting.

In fact, if you’re wondering what the fuss is all about - here are 5 reasons why everyone’s talking about Killing Eve.

But while series 2 is airing in the US very soon, Killing Eve fans this side of the pond have a while to wait, as a UK air date has yet to be confirmed.

If Killing Eve has whetted your appetite for more female-led drama on your TV screens, and you can’t wait for the second series, we round up the best TV shows to binge-watch in the meantime.

Missed the thrilling episodes so far? Catch up on Killing Eve series 1 now with the BBC iPlayer app, under the Players & Apps tab on BT TV.

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Fleabag

Fleabag

How can I watch it?

Fleabag series 1 and 2 are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now. 

What’s it about?

A six-part comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London while coming to terms with a recent tragedy.

Why watch it?

Fleabag was written and produced by and stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge - who also wrote and executive produced Killing Eve. If it’s the dark humour and quick wit of Killing Eve that you’re missing, Fleabag is the closest you’re going to get.

Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster

How can I watch it?

Doctor Foster series 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

A trusted GP (played by Suranne Jones) sees her charmed life implode when she suspects her husband has an affair, with far more unravelling than she suspected.

Why watch it?

If you’re looking for a show where the female lead’s idyllic life is thrown into chaos - like Eve Polastri's in Killing Eve - Doctor Foster ticks all the boxes. Even more, Jodie Comer (Killing Eve's Villanelle) stars alongside Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel in the Bafta and NTA award-winning BBC drama.

Sherlock

Sherlock

How can I watch it?

All four seasons of Sherlock are available to stream on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

A modern update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes stories finds the famous detective (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his partner Dr Watson (Martin Freeman) solving mysterious crimes in 21st century London.

Why watch it?

On the hunt for something with some dark humour, just like Killing Eve? Sherlock - which has won 86 television awards, including Emmys and Baftas - should be next on your watchlist.

Orphan Black

Orphan Black

How can I watch it?

All five seasons of Orphan Black are available to stream on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Orphan Black follows streetwise hustler Sarah (played by Tatiana Maslany, who won an Emmy for the role), who’s pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Why watch it?

Like Killing Eve, Orphan Black is another BBC America show, similar in tone to Killing Eve - while Villanelle has been described as a scarier and more fashionable version of the clone Helena in Orphan Black.

Thirteen

Thirteen

How can I watch it?

Thirteen is available to buy on Amazon Prime Video now.

What’s it about?

A tense psychological drama about a woman freed from a cellar after 13 years in captivity, and her return to life after being held prisoner.

Why watch it?

Before playing Villanelle in Killing Eve, Jodie Comer's first major lead role was playing the character of Ivy, the captive woman. If her chilling portrayal of Villanelle captivated you, her portrayal of traumatised Ivy should do just the same.

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

How can I watch it?

Series 1 of Big Little Lies is available to buy on the BT TV Store now.

What’s it about?

The apparently perfect lives of three mothers (played by Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley) unravel to the point of murder in this Golden Globe award-winning mini-series.

Why watch it?

Murder, scandal, betrayal, lust… Big Little Lies has all the qualities you'll have enjoyed in Killing Eve, plus it’s been renewed for a second series so you can catch up before its 2019 release.

Bodyguard

Bodyguard

How can I watch it?

Originally airing on BBC One, Bodyguard is available to stream on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Troubled war veteran David Budd (played by Richard Madden) is assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) in BBC One’s smash hit drama.

Why watch it?

Released in 2018 to fan and critical acclaim, Bodyguard is the biggest new drama on British TV in more than a decade.

Killing Eve series 1 is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now. A UK start date for series 2 has not been confirmed.

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