Friday, January 12, 2018

BBC America Sets Premiere Date for Drama 'Killing Eve' Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer

BBC America has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess).

The drama will premiere on Sunday, April 8 at 8/7c.

Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, the drama centers on two women. Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI-5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. These two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

The cast also includes Fiona Shaw, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Kim Bodnia, David Haig, Sean Delaney and Owen McDonnell.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) developed the drama. She executive produces with Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris. Sid Gentle Films produces.

"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," said Sarah Barnett, President, BBC America. "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."