Pilot TV Issue 2 Preview: Killing Eve, Fleabag Series 2, Richard Gere, Shane Meadows, Alan Partridge

Within a few short years, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has become one of TV’s most vital voices – the writer and creator of confounding cat-and-mouse thriller Killing Eve , which upends convention at every turn and features two blazing performances at its core, and as the star, writer and creator of the filthy and ferociously funny Fleabag . In the brand new issue of Pilot TV , which arrives alongside Empire ’s April 2019 issue, we take an early look at the hugely-anticipated return of both shows in our Huge Spring Preview – your ultimate guide to the best that the box has to offer in the coming months.

Pilot TV – Issue 2

Also inside the issue, we interrogate Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio on the crime drama’s thrilling return, chat with Steve Coogan about This Time With Alan Partridge , catch up with the Derry Girls ahead of Series 2, get a fresh look at David Fincher and Tim Miller’s unhinged Netflix show Love, Death And Robots , and get evangelical about the return of American Gods . Elsewhere, we get the inside story of Shane Meadows’ new Channel 4 series The Virtues , reuniting the British auteur with his This Is England star Stephen Graham, and a screenplay co-written by Jack Thorne. Oh, and we meet mega-star Richard Gere for the Pilot Interview, talking his transition to TV for the first time in his 40-year career with new BBC series MotherFatherSon .

Pilot TV – Issue 2

Plus, we chart the cult success of Damon Lindelof’s celebrated apocalypse-drama The Leftovers , map Sherlock’s home-office at 221B Baker Street, lament the early demise of Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip , lock down the top 10 episodes of 24 , revisit the stirring finale of Angel – and take an in-depth look at how the character of Tony Soprano changed TV forever, with brand new Sopranos cast interviews.

Pilot TV – Issue 2

It’s a jam-packed issue, and you’ll find it bundled in with Empire ’s Game Of Thrones celebration issue – the first time a TV series has led the cover of the magazine in its 30-year history, with a 21-page special marking the end of the generation-defining fantasy saga. Pick up your copy of Empire and Pilot TV when it hits newsstands on Thursday 21 February.

Empire - April 2019 - Game Of Thrones issue