One of the most acclaimed and buzzed about series of the year so far, BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” has seen its creator and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge stepping down.
The much in demand Waller-Bridge, who scored an Emmy nomination for her writing on the show, will remain actively involved as executive producer on the new season which has started shooting in Europe. However with her signature comedy “Fleabag” also entering production for its second season, she had to make a choice and decided to opt out as lead writer for the upcoming ‘Eve’ season.
Writer Emerald Fennell, handpicked by Waller-Bridge, has been chosen to become the lead writer on the series. Additionally, Lisa Bruhlmann and Francesca Gregorini have come onboard to direct the new season, while Damon Thomas returns as a director and executive producer.
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer star in “Killing Eve” which follows an MI5 agent and a for-hire assassin, both women, who become caught up in an obsessional game of cat-and-mouse. The series was lauded for its playfulness, pacing, strong scripts and performances.
Source: TV Line