Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy") returns to series TV in BBC America's "Killing Eve" (8 p.m. April 8) as a desk-bound MI5 agent who takes on an worldwide assassin, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), in a drama with humor from Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag"). But don't just take our word for it-look at the new images the network released on Friday at the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour!
Premiering Sunday, April 8 at 8/7c and adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) from Luke Jennings' novellas, Killing Eve centers on two women: Eve, a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 officer whose desk job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy, and Villanelle (The White Princess' Jodie Comer), a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.
"I feel in a completely different and separate world with Killing Eve", Oh said.
"They are both determined characters but where I feel so [different] with Eve is her frazzledness", Oh said. "I was really happy for the departure". You see her even in the first two episodes how she's quite insecure and how she's not found her voice, and that's what initially gravitated me to this project.
And while there was no denying the jaw-dropping visual splendor of the four-years-in-the-making "Blue Planet II" - the undersea counterpart to last year's stunning nature documentary series "Planet Earth II" that debuts January 20 - "Killing Eve" made an undeniable impression as well. It's also a monumental achievement that Waller-Bridge was given the opportunity to tackle the series after writing a one-hour comedy play that was then turned into a half-hour comedy series for Amazon. Oh praised BBC America for making a change from the source material.
"In the novellas, the character Eve was much more serious".
"I am not white". Someone takes a big chance and says, I'm going to give you an entire show. "That's a considerable casting choice".
As a closer, BBC America teased its plans to bring Premier League Darts to the USA on February 1.