Finally... a spy drama with women in the lead

Actresses Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, stars of Killing Eve, on a publicity drive for the television spy drama earlier this year.
Actresses Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, stars of Killing Eve, on a publicity drive for the television spy drama earlier this year. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Turning gender roles on their head, TV series Killing Eve, about a female spy on the trail of a hitwoman, is lauded at Cannes

CANNES (France) • Call her Eve, just Eve. She is in a comfortable mid-life marriage but craves excitement.

She wants to be out there protecting people, but when there is a bang in her house, she runs upstairs and hides.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Finally... a spy drama with women in the lead'. Print Edition | Subscribe