Sandra Oh Returning to TV Full-Time in BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’
Better yet, this role could be her most action-packed yet.
BBC America’s Killing Eve will be an eight-episode dramatic thriller about a psychopathic assassin and the woman chasing (and chased by) her.
Sandra will play the latter character; the role of her adversary, Villanelle, has yet to be cast.
Sandra’s character, Eve, is “a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Eve is pursued by Villanelle, an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of the critically-acclaimed British series Fleabag, will be the showrunner and executive producer of this new show.
She’s basing the story on Luke Jennings’s Villanelle novella series.
“I am quivering with excitement about working with Sandra! I have been a huge fan of hers forever and am pinching myself that she is playing our Eve,” Phoebe says in a statement.
“She is going to be so badass in this role.”
“Sandra Oh has the ability to go from wrenching to funny to total mess with a genius lightness of touch,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett adds.
“Phoebe’s vision is absolutely original, and Sandra is utterly perfect casting we think for this key role.”
She has also voiced characters in the film Window Horses and in the PBS children’s show Peg + Cat.
But Killing Eve marks her first series regular role since saying goodbye to Cristina Yang.
Apparently, the 45-year-old is being very selective with her roles.
The Hollywood Reporter says she “continues to remain in high demand, fielding offers from broadcast networks, cablers, and streaming outlets.”
We’re hardly surprised!
Killing Eve premieres on BBC America in 2018.