Tuesday, November 15, 2016

BBC America Picks Up Drama 'Killing Eve' Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

BBC America has picked up the new original drama series Killing Eve for eight episodes, it was announced today. The dramatic thriller was created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) based on the novellas by Luke Jennings. It will debut in 2018. 

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. The series 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.

Waller-Bridge will serve as showrunner. She also executive produces with Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris. Sid Gentle Films produces.

"Killing Eve is a brilliantly fresh take on the cat and mouse thriller from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a major new talent in television," said Sarah Barnett, President, BBC America. "Underneath the deceptively simple and entertaining surface is a subversive, funny, obsessive relationship between two women, that plays out across some of the most and least glamorous locations imaginable."