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Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
What is it like working as Killing Eve's costume designer when the costumes are an explicit part of the story?
"Well, that’s a great opportunity for a costume designer, isn’t it!" says costume designer Phoebe de Gaye. "It’s lovely, it gives you scope and room to play."
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Killing Eve and Barry make us care deeply about assassins
"Both Barry and Killing Eve make us fascinated by, and even feel compassion for, contract killers in a way that is often more heartbreaking than titillating," says Allison Keene of the respected BBC America and HBO series. "Both series completely subvert our expectations about who these characters are and what they ultimately want. They’re fascinating not because they are killers, but because of who they are outside of that, which is purposefully well-defined. We’re meant to get drawn in, shocked, and then drawn in again in increasingly emotional ways." ALSO: Henry Winkler beat out John Lithgow for Barry role.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Killing Eve's viewership keeps rising
The BBC America drama starring Sandra Oh is doing something rare on TV thse days. It's seeing its viewership climb each week. Last week's episode was up 33% over the April 8 series premiere.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Barry and Killing Eve are two examples of shows that succeed because of their flaws
"Barry, on HBO, and Killing Eve, on BBC America, are perfect iterations of the imperfect aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the Japanese concept of finding beauty in something that is flawed," says Tim Goodman. "They are series that shouldn't work — in fact, often don't work until they inconceivably and almost without explanation do. They are series so out of whack with what their intentions seem to be that they then find some kind of incomparable rhythm of their own. And in that ill-advised misstep, a sense of beauty arrives, definitively. Call it a weird kind of perfection, with flaws — which is basically the whole concept of wabi-sabi." ALSO: Anthony Carrigan has become Barry's scene-stealer.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Sandra Oh on experiencing racism: "I’m not going to not say that it’s not there, because it is"
The Killing Eve star opened up to Vulture about the long search for the perfect project, which she says was made more difficult because of the limited roles for Asian-American actresses. "Not only is sh*t hard, it’s extremely unfair," she says. "And racism exists. Let’s start there. I felt it, and I have felt it deeply. And I’m extremely fortunate. So I’m not going to not say that it’s not there, because it is. But it’s changing the mindset that being an actor of color, person of color, that you’re at a disadvantage in the creative life. That you don’t have opportunity. It’s all how you see the opportunity. And the clearer and deeper you get into what you really want, you just become a better artist."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Killing Eve revolutionizes the spy series while also being massively entertaining
"One of the many grand achievements of the thrillingly addictive new BBC America series Killing Eve," says Tim Goodman, "is that once it fails to be a revolution of the form (and yes, it's hard not to have expectations for it to be so), it still manages to become quite the prize: a spy vs. assassin battle in which both players are women (Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer); both are badass in their own ways, but neither is robotically flawless; both are funny in the midst of violence; and both are emotionally nuanced — which is not a surprise since the show was written by another supremely talented woman, Phoebe Waller-Bridge." He adds: "Waller-Bridge takes these two talented actresses and doesn't just drop them into roles traditionally (and tiredly) given to men, but shapes the characters to be a whole lot more than a mere gender flip for the genre."
- Killing Eve does away with the conventions of the spy genre and makes you believe it was designed for women all along
- It's a spy thriller for the #MeToo era
- This is delicious, instantly addictive television -- it could be BBC America's new Orphan Black
- Killing Eve represents a milestone for women onscreen -- a stark contrast to the "dude-written femme fatale"
- Killing Eve makes a specific insight that’s less about female depravity than why other women are drawn to it
- Sandra Oh has waited four years for Killing Eve role -- a role as good as Cristina Yang
- Oh prefers the limited series: "Dude, I spent my time in the trenches! I don’t need to do that again"
- Oh on waiting for a juicy role: "That decade on Grey's was such an important experience of my life that the next thing that I was going to do had to feel as important and as interesting"
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
BBC America renews Sandra Oh's Killing Eve for Season 2 before its Season 1 premiere
"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," said BBC America president and general manager Sarah Barnett of the spy series from Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Check out Sandra Oh in BBC America's Killing Eve trailer
The Grey's Anatomy alum plays an MI5 security officer named Eve who is searching for a coldblooded killer played by The White Princess‘ Jodie Comer.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Sandra Oh talks about setting on BBC America’s Killing Eve as her first post-Grey’s Anatomy regular role
"I feel very much in a completely different in separate world with Killing Eve," she said at the TV press tour, comparing her title character on the BBC America thriller with Dr. Cristina Yang. "I was happy for the departure. They are both determined characters but I'm so interested with Eve in her frazzled-ness and how she doesn't have things under control. How she's quite insecure and has not found her voice. That's initially what gravitated me toward this project.”
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
BBC America cancels Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
The comedic thriller starring Elijah Wood won’t be back for a third season.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
An emotional Steven Moffat signs off from Doctor Who by calling it “the greatest television show ever made”
“Now I’m leaving I’ll say it – it is actually the greatest television show ever made,'” Moffat said at a special screening of his final episode, this year’s Christmas episode. “It’s not The Wire, it’s not I Claudius or the The Office, it’s not even Blue Planet. It is Doctor Who.”
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 1:38PM EST
BBC America announces a Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi special
The cable network also revealed a new trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who looks like it takes inspiration from past Doctors
Whittaker’s bright look seems to be inspired by Tom Baker and Peter Davison — and not Robin Williams, as Joanna Robinson notes. Baker and Davison were consecutive Doctors from 1974 to 1984. Robinson adds that Davison serving as inspiration would be funny considering he wasn’t too keen on having a female Doctor Who. She also notes that it wasn’t too long ago, during the Matt Smith era, that the Doctor wore suspenders. Read another in-depth breakdown of Whittaker’s outfit. ALSO: Why does Whittaker’s Tardis look so different?
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 2:25PM EST
BBC shares the first look at Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who
Whittaker appears to be channeling earlier Doctors, who wore bright colors.
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
BBC America to show a Bruce Springsteen documentary
Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words premieres on Nov. 26.