national Arts Festival Banner

Wednesday, August 19, 2020


(Sandra Oh & Jodie Comer)

With DStv content nominated for over 120 Emmy Awards, one is almost guaranteed to find a show or movie that will fit any mood. On Wednesday, August 26, catch Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri in the premiere of Killing Eve on Fox, DStv Channel 125, at 20h45.

Eve's life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle, who is played by Jodie Comer, is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. Sarah Barnett, BBCA president, says, "Killing Eve stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun."

The show has been nominated for four awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be unlike any other in the show’s decades-long history. While plans have been made for a traditional ceremony, complete with a red carpet, it’s more than likely the event will take place virtually when September 20 (airing in South Africa on September 21) comes around.