After her most assignment, Villanelle is ordered to take a break; never one to do as she’s told, she goes ahead with her next mission regardless. Eve is given a dream opportunity to join a secret MI6 unit tracking Villanelle.
(New episodes of Killing Eve premiere on Sundays at 8/7c on BBC America and BBCAmerica.com)
“There was a meeting at one point where someone actually said, ‘We can’t have too many women,’ meaning it will look unbelievable,” says Waller-Bridge. "I was like, ‘What the f— are you talking about?’ Not if it’s written well and shot well.” (via Variety)
BBC America’s new series, Killing Eve, comes from Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and is based loosely on Luke Jennings’ Villanelle novels. It refreshingly puts women in positions usually reserved for men, or at least, where one man would normally be involved. In many ways it’s like a gender-swapped version of the Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham dynamic from Hannibal, where obsession, sexual desire, and death all swirl together into one deliciously complicated mess.