Jodie Comer to Co-Star With Sandra Oh in 'Killing Eve' Series

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Actress Jodie Comer attends the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England.

Jodie Comer—of The White Princess and Thirteen fame—has been cast opposite Sandra Oh in Killing Eve, BBC America announced.

Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, the eight-episode drama is slated to debut in 2018. The network describes it as "a dramatic thriller revolving around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down."

Sandra Oh to Headline New BBC America Series 'Killing Eve'

Sandra Oh to Headline New BBC America Series 'Killing Eve'

The eight-episode dramatic thriller is expected in 2018.

"Jodie Comer is amazing, and will capture the precise, genius psychopathy of the character Villanelle. With Sandra Oh playing her foil and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as creator, there is a boatload of brilliance fueling this new show," Sarah Barnett, BBC America's president, said in a statement.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.