Theatre, Film and TV

Damon Thomas directs Killing Eve

Apr 8, 2018

Damon Thomas directs on the first season of Killing Eve, which premieres in the US on Sunday 8th April on BBC America.

Based on the novels by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve tells the story of Eve Polastri, a desk-bound MI5 officer, as she attempts to track down Villanelle, a skilled, psychopathic assassin. As the hunt unfolds, the two women become increasingly obsessed with each other.

Killing Eve has been renewed for a second season, which Damon Thomas will executive produce as well as direct the opening episodes for.

Damon has directed high profile dramas including two series of Sky Atlantic and Showtime's Penny Dreadful, and new drama Riviera for Sky Atlantic. He has also directed two brilliant low budget dramas for BBC 4, both in partnership with Mark Gatiss: Crooked House and The First Men In The Moon - which he also produced. Damon also directed Dirk Gently for ITV Productions /Welded Tandem and BBC 4. His other drama credits include Prisoners Wives - an original for Tiger Aspect/BBC 1 - and Monroe, starring James Nesbitt, for Mammoth/ITV 1, Lightfields for ITV1, and the second series of In the Flesh for the BBC.

Reviews:

“Slickly made and mightily entertaining…superbly acted and amply suspenseful” Jake Nevins, The Guardian  

“An addictive and surprisingly witty thriller” Dave Nemetz, TV Line  

“Gleeful, sexy, murderous fun that can’t be missed” Allison Keene, Collider 

 
The first season of Killing Eve will be released in the UK on BBC One later this year.