Endeavor Content’s KILLING EVE Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Heads To Canal+ following star-studded Canneseries Debut
French sale secured following star-studded Canneseries debut
Endeavor Content/IMG, the scripted television and feature film financing, development and sales division of Endeavor (formerly WME I IMG), has inked a deal with CANAL+ Group for the French broadcaster to air spy-action thriller series Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) and Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster, Thirteen). Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC America and is based on the novellas by Luke Jennings. The two leads and creator Waller-Bridge were in Cannes this week for the inaugural Canneseries Festival where the first episode premiered to international acclaim.
The series debuted in the US on BBC America on 8th April and has also been sold internationally to HBO Europe for Scandinavia, CEE, Spain, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa; HOT for Israel; and TVNZ for New Zealand.
Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge serves as lead writer and executive producer. Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris are executive producers, with Colin Wratten serving as producer and Sandra Oh serving as associate producer.
“It has been incredible to see the reception we’ve had to Killing Eve internationally, both following BBC America’s premiere and at Canneseries,” said Gary Marenzi, Head of Entertainment Sales and Partnerships for Endeavor Content. “There is an overwhelming sense that this project has come along at just the right time and it proudly showcases the work of immensely talented women both in front of and behind the camera. We’re thrilled to welcome CANAL+ to our growing team of international broadcast partners on this brilliant series.”
About Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content specialises in financing, sales and advisory services for scripted television, documentaries, and feature films. Its primary goal is to empower artists and content creators by providing them with more ownership and creative freedom as they navigate the media landscape. Endeavor Content is a division of Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG ), a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries.
About Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
Sally Woodward Gentle formed Sid Gentle Films Ltd. in September 2013 to produce original and innovative television drama and feature films. The indie's third series of the hugely successful The Durrells is currently airing on ITV. Sid Gentle Films Ltd. are also in pre-production on the second series of Killing Eve for BBC AMERICA. Killing Eve's first series, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing, Fleabag), based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, and starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, continues being shown to critical acclaim. Sid Gentle Films Ltd. have also produced the multi award nominated adaptation of Len Deighton’s epic SS-GB starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth for BBC One, as well as Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for Sky Arts.