The White Princess‘ Jodie Comer has signed on to star in BBC America’s Killing Eve. Comer joins Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) in the original scripted series which will air in 2018. The eight episode dramatic series is based on Luke Jennings’ novellas and has Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) on board as showrunner and executive producer. Sally Woodside Gentle and Lee Morris are also executive producing Killing Eve.
Sid Gentle Films Ltd is producing the project.
“Jodie Comer is amazing, and will capture the precise, genius psychopathy of the character Villanelle,” said BBC America President Sarah Barnett. “With Sandra Oh playing her foil and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as creator, there is a boatload of brilliance fueling this new show.”
The Plot: Killing Eve is a dramatic thriller revolving around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down. It is a combination of brutal mischief making and pathos, filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.
Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) 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.