Phoebe Waller-Bridge's new show to air on BBC
7 March 2018 - 1:00 AM

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's new show to air on BBC

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's new thriller "Killing Eve" has been picked up by the BBC, and will air on BBC One and BBC Three via iPlayer.

The 32-year-old actress is set to have her new eight-part series premiered on BBC One later this year, with online channel BBC Three also making the high-stakes thriller available as a boxset on the BBC iPlayer.

"Killing Eve" is based on the "Villanelle" novellas by Luke Jennings, and follows the story of Eve - played by Sandra Oh - a bored MI5 security officer whose desk job does not fulfil her fantasies of being a spy.

She is then tasked with tracking down Villanelle (Jodie Comer) - a fearsome assassin clinging to the luxuries her violent job affords her - before she can strike again, and the two women are thrown into a cat-and-mouse game that turns the traditional spy-thriller on its head.

Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three, said in a statement: "I'm delighted that BBC Three will partner with BBC One to bring audiences "Killing Eve". It is one of the most exciting series of recent times and not only do we get to work with Phoebe again, who is a fantastic writer with a unique voice, the brilliant Jodie Comer will be back on BBC Three after her star turn in "Thirteen"."

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Heading up an ensemble cast, Sandra and Jodie are joined by Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, David Haig as Eve's colleague Bill, and Kim Bodnia as Konstantin.

Further casting includes Darren Boyd as Frank Haleton, Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Elena Felton, and Owen McDonnell as Niko.

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Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, said: ""Killing Eve" is a startlingly original thriller. In turn both laugh-out-loud funny and edge-of-your-seat gripping, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has filled her new series with an array of wonderful characters brought to life by a dream cast."

"Killing Eve" is being produced by Sid Gentle Ltd. for BBC America, with Waller-Bridge serving as writer and executive producer. Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris also executive produce, with Colin Wratten serving as producer.

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