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Sandra Oh Lands First Lead TV Role Since Grey’s Anatomy

Oh how we have missed you, Sandra Oh!

It’s been years since Sandra starred on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Cristina Yang — and now, the actress gearing up for an exciting new TV role!

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Sandra will play the title character in BBC America’s upcoming, eight-episode, serial killer spy drama Killing Eve, from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Phoebe will act as show-runner on the series and as executive producer along with Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris.

Sandra with Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The show is based on the Vinanelle novels by Luke Jennings. Eve (Sandra) is a highly intelligent security service operative who’s bored by her current desk job. She dreams of being a spy and she gets her wish when she is charged with hunting down the elegant international assassin Vinanelle (yet to be cast).

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“I am quivering with excitement about working with Sandra!” Phoebe said in a recent interview. “I have been a huge fan of hers forever and am pinching myself that she is playing our Eve. She is going to be so bada– in this role.”

“Sandra Oh has the ability to go from gut-wrenching to funny to total mess with a genius lightness of touch,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “Phoebe’s vision is absolutely original, and Sandra is utterly perfect casting, we think, for this key role.”

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While she has made recent appearances on American Crime and Catfight, we’re so excited to see Sandra back in a series-regular part!

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Sandra previously earned five Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award for her work on Grey’s Anatomy. Her new show, Killing Eve, is set to premiere in 2018.

This story originally appeared on NowToLove.com.

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