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.
Here’s the pitch: two women with grudges from their past reunite at a party years later. Fueled by alcohol and gallons of rage, they start beating the living crap out of each other. I’m not talking about some light hair-pulling or petty slapping; I’m talking full-on rampant violence that would make Quentin Tarantino wince. That’s Onur Tukel’s ‘Catfight,’ a pitch-black comedy and political satire about two women with an insatiable hunger for revenge, where head-butts and punches are their only form of therapy.
It’s not often that we get a female-driven black comedy that centers solely around its two protagonists beating the living daylights out of each other. Actually, I can’t even think of one. Onur Turkel’s Catfight stars Sandra Oh and Anne Heche as college nemeses who reunite accidentally at a dinner party, and after more than a few drinks and a couple stairwell meltdowns, they begin a tooth-and-nail battle royale that’ll last for the next few years.