The award winning spy-thriller series Killing Eve will premiere on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131), for the first time in South Africa, on Wednesdays at 20:45 CAT from 6 May. Killing Eve stars Golden Globe®, SAG® and Critics’ Choice Award winner Sandra Oh, well known for her leading role in Grey’s Anatomy, and Emmy® and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer. Nominated for the Best Drama Television series at the Golden Globe® Awards two years in a row, the broadcast of season one will lead directly into the second and third seasons of this gripping production.
Based on the novels by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve centers on two distinctly different women. Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.
Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. This series, which combines brutal mischief making and pathos, is filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.
Killing Eve has a strong team behind and in front of camera, including Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris Executive Producing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Lead Writer and Executive Producer, and Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer leading the cast, which was key to the team as Woodward Gentle explains: “It’s incredibly important to us that there are strong women involved both in front and behind the camera, there is a very small proportion of women for shows which have got action in them, so to have this really seen through the point of view of two women was very important.”
This fast-paced series is a character study on two lives, two women and their circumstances, their homes, their wants, their fears and what keeps them from ending it all. It’s just that one happens to be an assassin and the other a spy. “If I’ve done my job right, the audience should feel equally chilled as they are excited by the determination of these woman, their journeys and how drawn they are to one another” explains writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“Killing Eve combines everything that makes a spy thriller great, with exquisitely crafted plot lines, witty villains, fascinating lead characters, unending intrigue, fast-paced movement, and surprises at every turn. Fox continues to identify and secure bold and premium, previously unseen programming for local viewers. Given that South African audiences have not had the opportunity to watch this riveting series before, we can’t wait to broadcast seasons one, two and three directly after one another so that they can enjoy all of the action of this acclaimed series back to back” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.
Killing Eve will be broadcast from the 6th May on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131) on Wednesdays at 20:45 CAT