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Review of "Killing
airs Sundays on BBC America
I'm sure you've read by now that this is a great show.
Sandra Oh (most known for "Grey's Anatomy") stars as Eve,
who works for MI-5 (the UK version of the CIA) in a desk
job. She's very smart and wants to do more. She gets
involved with trying to catch a female assassin, Villanelle
The writing, characters and action are
thrilling and a must-see. You really don't to miss this one.
I'm sure there will be many twists and turns for years to
come for Eve.
Killing Eve is the thunder of empowered women
working in front of and behind the camera – created,
developed, produced by, and starring enormously talented
women in genre roles traditionally ascribed to men.
Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing
Eve centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored,
whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 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. Penned by Phoebe
Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and based on the
novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve will follow
these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they
go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager,
BBC AMERICA, said, “Coming on the
heels of Orphan Black and forerunning Doctor
Who’s first ever female Doctor, Killing Eve sees
a genius bunch of women transcend the predictable with this
funny and heart-stopping, twisted cat-and-mouse thriller. It
is a startling, fresh take on the cop/assassin genre that is
on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertaining and very funny.”
Continuing a tradition of putting women
center frame, the series premiere episode sees MI5 security
officer Eve Polastri is bored in her job and yearns for a
more exciting life. When a Russian politician is murdered,
Eve is tasked with protecting the only witness and soon
finds herself on a collision course with a violent and
extraordinary assassin, Villanelle.
Co-starring in the series are Fiona
Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood)
who plays Carolyn, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Downward
Dog) as Eve’s assistant Elena, Kim Bodnia (The
Bridge) as Konstantin and David Haig (Four
Weddings and a Funeral, Penny Dreadful) as
Eve’s colleague Bill. Further cast includes Darren
Boyd as Frank, Sean Delaney as
Kenny, and Owen McDonnell as Niko.
Killing Eve was commissioned in 2016 for BBC
AMERICA by President and GM Sarah Barnett,
and Nena Rodrigue, EVP of Original
Programming, Acquisitions and Production; executive produced
by two incredibly accomplished women, Sally Woodward
Gentle and Phoebe Waller-Bridge –
the latter of whom also wrote and served as showrunner for
the series; and stars Golden Globe-winner Sandra Oh and
BAFTA-nominee Jodie Comer
The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
for BBC AMERICA. In addition to Waller-Bridge and Woodward
Gentle, Lee Morris also serves as an
executive producer, with Colin Wratten as
producer and Sandra Oh as associate
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