What do you MEAN you haven’t SEEN?
When it debuted in the US last April, Killing Eve was already being heralded as the TV drama of the year. It’s easy to see why. It started on this side of the pond with a double-bill on RTÉ 2 a few weeks back, an utterly addictive show that swerves stylishly between genres (comedy? thriller? procedural?) without ever loosening its killer grip. Adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who created Fleabag, another water-cooler show) from the novellas by Luke Jennings, it is the tale of two women: lowly MI5 security o cer Eve (Sandra Oh) and a jet-setting, designer-clad killer called Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Both get caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse that hops, skips and jumps across Europe in a welter of exotic assassinations. The supporting cast includes Owen O’Donnell with a Zapata moustache, Fiona Shaw as Oh’s boss and Kim Bodnia ( The Bridge) as the man pulling Villanelle’s strings. Catch up on RTÉ Player or watch it from the start on BBC One this Saturday.