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There is something about murder mysteries and psychopaths that has always captured the attention of audiences. Movies and TV about these crimes continue to be produced, as viewers allow themselves to be fascinated by the concept. Things get especially interesting when the killer/villain is slightly relatable, like Michael C. Hall in Showtime's Dexter. Now it looks like BBC America is getting in on the action with its upcoming drama Killing Eve, which focuses a law enforcement agent (Sandra Oh), a serial killer (Jodie Comer), and their fascination with each other. While fans haven't been able to see the premiere yet, Killing Eve has already been renewed for a second season on the network.
This news is pretty major, and indicates that BBC America has faith in its newest original program. There has been a ton of buzz around Killing Eve as of late, as it marks Sandra Oh's long awaited return as a series regular on TV. She's perhaps best known for playing Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy for a decade, and while those fans have been eager to see her return to the medical drama, Oh is fully invested in Killing Eve.
BBC America president Sarah Barnett made a statement about the decision to renew Killing Eve so early, revealing that early critical reception seems to have lit a fire under the network. She said,
This show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and, importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The early response to Killing Eve has been incredible -- for that reason, as well as the fact that we wholeheartedly love this original, funny, thrillingly entertaining series, we are delighted to move ahead with a second season before we even premiere.
It looks like Killing Eve will join the bevy of recent TV hits that are being produced and starring women. The call for proper inclusion has been a hot button issue in the business for the past few years, with shows like HBO's Big Little Lies telling a story about women and also being produced by the likes of Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Killing Eve follows Sandra Oh's character of the same name, as she attempts to track down and stop a serial killer named Villanelle. The two have a game of cat and mouse, encouraged by their mutual obsession with each other. The trailer is wild, and shows why BBC America was so eager to renew the upcoming series. Check it out.
Sign. Me. Up. Looks like Killing Eve may give us our next version of Dexter Morgan or Walter White, a criminal protagonist that audiences somehow still end up adoring. Pair that with Sandra Oh's emotional performance, and the new series may have a recipe for success.