We tend to rely on the security that the main character of a series, particularly a series with the character’s name in the title, absolutely cannot die, at least ’til the final episode. But according to Emerald Fennell, the new head writer and executive producer of Killing Eve, this rule doesn’t apply to Sandra Oh.
Fennell says that Oh’s character, MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) could “die in any episode” which is concerning.
“I never wanted that thing that you often have often with famous thriller characters, which is, ‘They’ll all be fine!’” Fennell told Variety.
“I think it’s really important to say, ‘OK well if this is a fight to the death, and demonstrably it is with what happened last [season], no one should feel safe.’”
She said series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been keeping fans on their toes since the first season when she killed off Eve’s boss Frank (Darren Boyd).
“The brutality of that and the fact that you never look away from it,” Fennell said, adding that “there is a sense that both of them are getting into stuff that’s properly deadly,” which is key to keeping the tension and stakes high on such a series as Killing Eve.”
“Otherwise we don’t believe it anymore,” she says.
Great, so I guess we’ll be watching the entire next season like this then: