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Why the BBC’s new drama ‘Killing Eve’ is the feminist spy thriller you shouldn’t miss (Huffpost)

Why the BBC’s new drama ‘Killing Eve’ is the feminist spy thriller you shouldn’t miss (Huffpost)

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

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