On first hearing, the words from the trailer of ‘Killing Eve’ sound like they might either be said to a lover or partner, or perhaps, on the flipside, something darker, and more twisted. But rom-com fans should brace themselves, because the BBC’s new addictive spy drama, falls squarely into the latter category.
Hailed as a feminist show that’s queering true crime, the surprise-hit series, which has already captured TV-lovers across the US where it debuted, is finally coming to UK screens on Saturday.
Based on Luke Jennings’ ‘Codename Villanelle’ novella series, and adapted by ‘Fleabag’ creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the story follows Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a bored, low-level MI5 officer on her hunt to track down an expert, seamless psychopathic assassin, Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Read more