It is a good day to be the former star of a current smash hit TV show. Sandra Oh, of Grey's Anatomy
fame, has landed a meaty new role on BBC America. Oh will be playing the title role in Killing Eve
, a show about a "a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down." Meanwhile, Michiel Huisman, who is best known for Game of Thrones
, but also appeared on Orphan Black
, has been cast in the latest Netflix original series, The Haunting of Hill House
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Sandra Oh Is Eve in Killing Eve
Though the series bears her character's name and revolves around a killer, Sandra Oh won't be playing the murderess on Killing Eve. Instead Oh will be filling the role of the women who is trying to track the killer down. Oh will be playing Eve, "a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy." The role of the killer has not been cast yet but she goes by the name of Villanelle and is described as "elegant" and "talented."
The series is based on novellas by author Luke Jennings but Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be running the show. Waller-Bridge is mostly an unknown to American audiences but she is responsible for Amazon's Fleabag series. "I am quivering with excitement about working with Sandra! I have been a huge fan of hers forever and am pinching myself that she is playing our Eve," Waller-Bridge said. "She is going to be so badass in this role."
Killing Eve will debut sometime in 2018 and is described as "a combination of brutal mischief making and pathos, filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action."
Michiel Huisman Is Ready to Scare Viewers on Netflix
Michiel Huisman will be playing Steven Crane in Netflix's 10-episode series, The Haunting of Hill House. The series is based on the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson of the same name, as well as the 1963 and 1999 films, both entitled The Haunting. Huisman's Steven Crane is the oldest sibling of the Crane family and a published author. Among Crane's works is a memoir recounting his family's time living in the haunted Hill House.
Shirley Jackson's novel centers around four people living in the 80-year-mansion, Hill House. The character of Steven Crane does not appear in the novel or any of the film adaptations, although the man who built Hill House in Jackson's novel and the later films is named Hugh Crain. It is unclear if Husiman's character is related to the Crain family or if Netflix is taking the series in a completely different direction.
There is no premiere date window for The Haunting of Hill House.
Which new series are you more excited to see? Are you ready for Sandra Oh to return to TV? Could The Haunting of Hill House be the new Stranger Things for Netflix?
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