BBC America Orders Thriller ‘Killing Eve’ From Waller-Bridge
BBC America has greenlit the suspense drama Killing Eve, which comes from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of Amazon’s buzzy comedy Fleabag. It will debut in 2018.
Based on novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve revolves around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down. It is, says BBC America, “a combination of brutal mischief making and pathos, filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.”
“Killing Eve is a brilliantly fresh take on the cat-and-mouse thriller from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a major new talent in television,” says Sarah Barnett, BBC America president. “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.”
Waller-Bridge is the showrunner, as well as executive producer alongside Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films.
BBC America’s near term original launches include Undercover Nov. 16, Doctor Who: The Power of the DaleksNov. 19 and Planet EarthII Jan. 28.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.