Endeavor Content/IMG has sold its spy-action thriller Killing Eve to France’s Canal+ Group; great news for this new show, one the ten CANNESERIES Official Competition shows this week.
Killing Eve, based on the novels of Luke Jennings, was produced by Sid Gentle Films (The Durrells) for BBC America, where it launched on April 8. Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), it stars Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy; Sideways) and Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster; Thirteen), all of whom were in Cannes this week for the drama’s international debut.
The Canal+ deal is the latest in a string of sales for Killing Eve. The series has already been acquired by HBO Europe for Scandinavia, CEE, Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa; HOT for Israel; and TVNZ for New Zealand.
Killing Eve centres on two fiercely intelligent women: Eve (Oh), a desk-bound M15 security officer; and Villanelle (Comer), a mercurial psychopathic killer. Equally obsessed with each other, the two women embark on an epic game of cat and mouse.
Gary Marenzi, head of entertainment sales and partnerships at Endeavor Content, said Killing Eve had met with an “incredible” interest following its BBC America premiere and CANNESERIES screening. “There is an overwhelming sense that this project has come along at just the right time,” he added. “It proudly showcases the work of immensely talented women, both in front of and behind the camera.”
This article was written by Jo Stevens for MIPTV News magazine, and edited by Kristine Clifford. Read all MIPTV publications online here…