Fleabag Creator Lands BBC America Series


NEW YORK: BBC America has given the green light to an eight-episode thriller from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of Fleabag, and Sid Gentle Films.

Killing Eve, slated for a 2018 debut, focuses on a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down. It is based on the novellas by Luke Jennings. Waller-Bridge will serve as showrunner and executive producer, alongside executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris.

Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, noted, “Killing Eve is a brilliantly fresh take on the cat-and-mouse thriller from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a major new talent in television. Underneath the deceptively simple and entertaining surface is a subversive, funny, obsessive relationship between two women that plays out across some of the most and least glamorous locations imaginable.”