BASILDON has featured in the hit series Killing Eve.

The BBC America series, which is airing its second season in the USA currently, follows Eve Polastri a desk-bound MI5 officer, who is tracking down a talented psychopathic assassin Villanelle, while both women become obsessed with each other.

In episode two of season two, which aired on April 14, the opening sees Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, arriving at a family home in Basildon, having stowed away in the boot of their car.

As the family go into the house, Villanelle stealthily exits the boot, but not before being seen by the son.

She gestures for him to remain quiet, then walks away down the street, where the words “Basildon, England” appear on screen.

The story of the episode follows the assassin trying to lay-low from the authorities and recover from being stabbed in the finale of season one.

The first season was released on BBC iPlayer in autumn last year, following its debut in America in April 2018.

It has gone on to receive acclaim from critics and audiences, with a third series already commissioned.

Killing Eve season two is set to be released on BBC iPlayer in the UK later this year.