The TV series Kill Eve was an escape opportunity for a number of people involved with the show, with a key element to its success being the chemistry between protagonists Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, although Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph recently recalled how she was originally approached to play the role that Oh would continue to play. Although Rudolph was interested in the role, she died because she was uninterested in moving to Europe for months to film the series. Given that both the series and Rudolph achieved a number of hits over the ensuing years, it seems like things worked out for the best for all parties involved.
When recalling The Hollywood Reporter how else she would have immediately said yes to the project, Rudolph confessed, “But there was no way I was about to move to Europe for months. Like, how?”
With Kill Eve continuing to run for four seasons, Rudolph would have had to move his life to Europe for several months on an almost annual basis. The series ended earlier this year, although at least one spin-off is confirmed to be in development. This new series is being developed by AMC Networks and BBC America as a prequel focusing on the debut of MI6’s Carolyn Martens, played in Kill Eve by Fiona Shaw. It is not known if any of the creations behind Kill Eve will be involved in the new prequel.
This upcoming prequel could potentially be the first of many spinoffs from the original story.
“Kill Eve exploded into popular culture and garnered a dedicated and engaged fanbase from its very first episode,” Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks, said in a March 2021 statement. “The brilliant adaptation by Phoebe Waller-Bridge of the source material, the unforgettable characters brought to life by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and the entire cast, along with our partners at Sid Gentle Films, delivered a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride that has us breathless. We couldn’t be more grateful for the extraordinary talents and efforts of everyone involved, especially Sandra and Jodie, who made Kill Eve much more than a TV show. We look forward to what is sure to be an unforgettable final season and to exploring potential expansions to this captivating universe.”
Stay tuned for updates on the future of Kill Eve franchise.
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