Sandra Oh is leaving her Grey's Anatomy days behind as she joins new show Killing Eve

Sandra Oh is leaving her Grey's Anatomy days behind as she joins new show Killing Eve

Killing Eve is an adaptation of Luke Jennings's Villanelle novels from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Sandra Oh is back, and where she's going, she won't need her tired scrubs. The actress is back on TV with her new spy-thriller series Killing Eve, and the only life she needs to save is her own. Killing Eve is an adaptation of author Luke Jennings's Villanelle novels from Fleabag writer-actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and it certainly looks intense. 

“I know you are an extraordinary person,” Sandra Oh’s Eve says to begin the first trailer for Killing Eve. “I know something happened to you. I know you’re a psychopath.”

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Actress Sandra Oh attends The Public Theater's Annual Gala at Delacorte Theater on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

The series, according to Deadline, follows Eve, a somewhat despondent MI5 security officer who finds a new purpose in life after being assigned to take down meticulous, merciless killer, Villanelle played by Jodie Comer. Eve quickly learns, however, that tracking a skilled assassin is harder than it looks in spy flicks, and that it also pins you as the perfect target.

This might come across as a bad news for Eve, but for fans and followers worldwide, it's a relief to see Sandra back in action. Plus, if her appearance in Catfight showed anything, it's that she can throw down with the best of 'em. As for the rest of the cast on the show, Fiona Shaw of True Blood fame, along with Penny Dreadful's David Haig and Kim Bodnia co-star in the drama.

BBC just released the first trailer for Killing Eve, and it’s clear that Sandra’s fighting skills are on par with the best of them. But it also looks like Eve will have her hands full trying to catch her killer, which should make for an exciting series. Sandra has been promoting the new show on social media ever since she confirmed her role last summer, and fans of the star just cannot get enough of her.

When discussing Sandra’s involvement in the series, the show’s creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, couldn’t hold back her enthusiasm about working with the Grey’s Anatomy alum, saying she has been “quivering with excitement about working with Sandra.”

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Writer/Showrunner/Executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L) and actor Sandra Oh of 'Killing Eve' speak onstage during the BBC America portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 12, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“I have been a huge fan of hers forever and am pinching myself that she is playing our Eve,” Waller-Bridge shared. “She is going to be so bad**s in this role.”

Sandra Oh will make her debut as Eve when Killing Eve premieres April 8 on BBC America.

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