After departing the Shonda Rhimes medical drama Grey’s Anatomy two years ago, Sandra Oh is returning to the small screen with a starring role in KILLING EVE, a new thriller series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Set for BBC America, the eight-episode drama follows Eve (Oh), a bored but smart security services desk worker who dreams of living a more adventurous life as a spy. Things do end up taking a turn for the thrilling when Villanelle (yet to be cast), a skilled killer who thrives in the luxuries her job provides arrives on the scene. The project is based on the series of novellas, Villanelle, centered around the glamorous Russian assassin, by Luke Jennings.
Waller-Bridge will serve both as showrunner and executive producer alongside Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris.
“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. She is going to be so badass in this role,” Waller-Bridge said about Oh’s casting, of which The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.
Oh won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her performance as Cristina Yang in over 200 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Her last television role was in the third season of ABC’s American Crime, which concluded at the end of April. Coming up, she’ll appear in Meditation Park and is currently in development on the film 33 Liberty Lane. She’s repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor