Eve and Villanelle in Killing Eve
Killing Eve is a British-made drama television series produced by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America. It is based on Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novella series, and developed for television by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The first season of eight episodes was ordered on 15 November 2016, and premiered on 8 April 2018. Shortly before its premiere, BBC America renewed Killing Eve for a second season. Eve’s life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. Sarah Barnett says, Killing Eve’ stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun. Eve and Villanelle are portrayed by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.