The 'Grey's Anatomy' alum takes the title role in BBC America's 'Killing Eve'

By Christian Holub
June 13, 2017 at 12:03 PM EDT
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Three years after she exited Grey’s Anatomy, Sandra Oh will take a new starring drama role on television next year.

Oh will star as the title character of Killing Eve, a new eight-episode drama series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

“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,” Waller-Bridge, who will serve as showrunner and executive producer, said in a statement. “She is going to be so badass in this role.”

As Eve, Oh will be playing a bored security service operative whose job doesn’t live up to her spy fantasies. She ends up in a cat-and-mouse chase with the elegant killer Villanelle (still uncast) in a story based on Luke Jennings’ Villanelle novellas.

Oh has appeared on television following her departure from Grey’s — including a stint on American Crime — but this marks her first series regular gig since.

Killing Eve will debut on BBC America in 2018.