Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC-A ‘Killing Eve’ Sets Sandra Oh to Lead
We don’t yet know for certain when Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will return to the title role, but the Han Solo star has a new project to keep busy with. Waller-Bridge’s new BBC-A spy series Killing Eve has its lead, recruiting a familiar face from Grey’s Anatomy.
Sandra Oh will lead the new eight-episode 2018 series based on Luke Jennings’ novellas, described as “a dramatic thriller revolving around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down.” Phoebe Waller-Bridge will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris, while the synopsis reads:
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
I am quivering with excitement about working with Sandra! I have been a huge fan of hers forever and am pinching myself that she is playing our Eve. She is going to be so badass in this role.
We’ll likely hear more in the coming weeks, but will Killing Eve live up to expectations?