Sandra Oh to star in new serial killer drama from Fleabag creator
The 'Grey's Anatomy' alum takes the title role in BBC America's 'Killing Eve'
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.