I’m fascinated by that and by upending our title, ‘Killing Eve.’ People immediately assume that Eve is the one who’s going to be killed as opposed to reading that title in a different way.” Comer says she too, was drawn in by Waller-Bridge’s script, and the opportunity to play a character unlike anything she’d ever seen before.“The more free I was with her, the more fun it was for me,” she says.The director of the episode, Jon East, called it a home invasion—which, technically, it is, as Villanelle has broken in without permission.
But then it’s balanced in the show because Eve doesn’t feel like that about violence.” Just as “Fleabag” was one of many recent half-hours that allowed some drama into comedy, Waller-Bridge strove to bring comedy into h0ur-longs.
“How do you keep that sense of urgency and plot and an epic scale, but keep those little moments of heart and humor in it? “It’s not so much hiding a drama in a comedy, it’s more kind of slotting a little bit of comedy in a drama.” And while the murders are virtually bloodless, Waller-Bridge acknowledges that was more of a standards-and-practices decision than a creative one.
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“Villanelle is entertaining herself and that’s hopefully the magic trick of it,” says Waller-Bridge.
“Because Villanelle doesn’t take the violence seriously, that means that when we’re with her, she’s flippant about the violence, so that’s part of what’s so shocking about it — that she can kill somebody or stab somebody or do something horrendous and then just walk away.The BBC has already acquired the buzzy series for the U. “Fleabag” writer and star Waller-Bridge has infused the series, which was shot across Europe, with her trademark dark humor, alongside the usual action and intrigue elements of a cat-and-mouse spy drama. Other early buyers include Israeli pay-TV platform Hot and Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ. K.’s Sid Gentle Films and is based on the Luke Jennings novellas.This allows you to send out a stream and test network functionality even if you don't have an external camera or video source connected to the Vidi U.Endeavor Content has racked up international sales on “Killing Eve,” the Phoebe Waller-Bridge spy drama starring Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Jodie Comer (“Thirteen”). It follows a bored M15 operative (Oh) who is assigned to tracking a prolific and enigmatic female assassin, Villanelle (Comer).“I would’ve had it way bloodier if I’m honest,” she says with a laugh.BBC America has renewed “Killing Eve” just days before its scheduled premiere.“Knowing that Sandra can in the space of a second can make you laugh and then can frighten you,” she explains.Finding the right tone for the show was key for her — it’s darkly comic as Villanelle completes a series of highly stylized murders. The latest pre-sales include to HBO Europe, which has taken it for Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia, and Scandinavia.“’Killing Eve’ is original, sharp and grippingly adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.” said Gary Marenzi, head of entertainment sales and partnerships for Endeavor Content.