HIT DRAMA CURRENTLY SHOOTING IN EUROPE
New York – October 22, 2018 – BBC AMERICA announced today two new additions to the cast of its break-out drama Killing Eve which returns for the second season in Spring 2019. Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Indian Summers, The Inbetweeners) and Award-Winning stage actress Shannon Tarbet (Colette, Genius: Einstein) will join the previously announced new cast members Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel and Julian Barratt and series stars Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw. The series, produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, is currently shooting in Europe.
Lloyd-Hughes is represented by Troika and managed by Mosaic. Tarbet is represented by United Agents and managed by Inspire Entertainment.
Killing Eve capped its remarkable first season on BBC AMERICA with an unbroken record of weekly ratings growth in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos – something no other show on television has accomplished in more than a decade.
Killing Eve was commissioned in 2016 for BBC AMERICA by President and GM Sarah Barnett and Nena Rodrigue, EVP of Original Programming, Acquisitions and Production.
Killing Eve is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and Emerald Fennell. Sandra Oh is co-executive producer. Elinor Day serves as series producer. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. and distributed by Endeavor Content. Damon Thomas returns to direct and is also executive producer, with Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also directing.
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About BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed series Killing Eve starring Emmy®-nominee Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and from Emmy®-nominee Phoebe Waller-Bridge; top-rated phenomenon Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker; Emmy® and IDA-winning Planet Earth II and the producers’ next epic story of our planet, Dynasties; Emmy®-winning Blue Planet II; acclaimed drama Luther starring Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba; ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear; buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show; and the world’s biggest darts championships. A joint venture between BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA’s influential shows such as Orphan Black and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr – Snapchat: BBCAmerica_TV
About Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
Sid Gentle Films Ltd. was founded by BAFTA award-winning producer Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013 along with BAFTA award-winning producer Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin with a focus to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious television drama and feature films. The UK based production company’s credits include three series of smash-hit BAFTA-nominated show The Durrells for ITV and Masterpiece (with a fourth in pre-production), the adaptation of Len Deighton’s classic thriller SS-GB for BBC One, the highly acclaimed Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for Sky and the Emmy-nominated Killing Eve for BBC AMERICA.