June 29 (UPI) -- 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."
"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.