BBC America is set to debut the new dramatic series Killing Eve on April 8, 2018 and in support of the series’ upcoming premiere, the network’s released the first teaser trailer. The one minute trailer spotlights the show’s stars, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and is pretty effective in conveying the relationship between Comer (most recently seen starring in The White Princess) and Oh’s characters.
Killing Eve is based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapting Jennings’ work for the series. In addition, Waller-Bridge is serving as an executive producer and the series’ showrunner, with Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris also executive producing. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC America.
Commenting on the series, BBCA President Sarah Barnett said, “In Killing Eve, a genius bunch of women behind and in front of the camera transcend the predictable with this funny and heart-stopping twisted cat and mouse thriller. From creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge – with remarkable performances from Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer – Killing Eve stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun.”
The Plot: Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, 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.
Co-starring in the series alongside Oh and Comer are Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter film franchise, True Blood), who plays Carolyn, a lead MI6 agent, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Downward Dog) as Elena, Eve’s assistant. The cast also includes Kim Bodnia (The Bridge), David Haig (Penny Dreadful), Sean Delaney, and Owen McDonnell (My Mother and Other Strangers).