And we’re rolling! Filming has commenced on BBC America’s all-new eight-part thriller, Killing Eve, penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess, Thirteen). Based on the ‘Villanelle’ novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows two fiercely intelligent women — a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down. We can expect this series to be full of sharp humor (Waller-Bridge’s specialty), originality, and high stakes action. Killing Eve is filming on locations including Paris, Tuscany, Berlin and London and will debut on BBC America in 2018.
Curious about said assassin and her hunter? Well, Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer), is a talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. These two fierce women, equally obsessed with each other, will go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse, toppling the typical spy-action thriller.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer, showrunner and executive producer, said: “I’m hugely excited to have started filming Killing Eve. It’s looking fantastic and our cast, led by the indomitable Sandra and Jodie, are to die for!”
Also joining Oh and Comer are Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood) who plays Carolyn Martens, David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Penny Dreadful) as Eve’s colleague Bill, and Kim Bodnia (The Bridge) as Konstantin. Further cast includes Darren Boyd (Frank Haleton), Sean Delaney (Kenny Stowton), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Elena Felton) and Owen McDonnell (Niko).
Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Ltd. for BBC America with Waller-Bridge serving as showrunner and executive producer. Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris also executive produce with Colin Wratten serving as producer.