Killing Eve Writer Lands New Series with Paper Entertainment


Julien Leroux’s Paper Entertainment has revealed its first project in development: Your Eyes, written by Killing Eve scribe Isis Davis.

Your Eyes is a timely series about family, race and identity, told from the experience of an unconventionally diverse modern family. It is based on the feature film and series Il a déjà tes yeux, created by Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Sébastien Mounier and Marie-Françoise Colombani.

In the series, Black rights activist Yinka Oppong and her Rastafarian husband Paul waited on the adoption list for years. When the call finally came, they got the shock of their lives when they were presented with a very white, blue-eyed bundle of joy. Sixteen years later, Paul and Yinka now have three teenagers: their adopted white son, Benny, and Black biological twins, Theo and Lola. Wanting to shield their children from the realities of systemic racism and the truth behind their own past beliefs and prejudices, Paul and Yinka raised their children color-blind in their liberal, multicultural city neighborhood. When Paul gets a new high-profile job, the family moves to an affluent, predominantly white town miles away. Now the family must fight to stay together in a place that is trying to tear them apart.

Leroux, founder and CEO of Paper Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to be working on Your Eyes, a series that addresses essential conversations surrounding the major issue of systemic racism. Isis is the absolute perfect voice for the series. She brings her own unique, personal background and life experience to explore the themes of racial identity, belonging, class and location.”

Davis said: “As a mixed-race woman growing up in the ’90s, I experienced prejudice because my parents were a different race from me. Now, I have two beautiful little girls of different races, one brown and one white and that is why this project is so close to my heart! I am delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Paper Entertainment and I am excited to be bringing such a poignant story to the screen.”