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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ABC says that Greys Anatomy star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress brilliant work. Rhimes said Greys Anatomy will savor Ohs character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Former 'Grey's Anatomy' star Sandra Oh will return to TV in a spy thriller series


Known for her candid directness and dark humor as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy," Sandra Oh is set to return to television after wrapping up her time on the medical drama show nearly two years ago. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oh has booked the starring role in BBC American spy thriller series "Killing Eve."

Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, "Killing Eve" revolves around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down. The show, which was signed on for eight episodes, will debut in 2018.

The actress tweeted "Working again!" while sharing the Hollywood Reporter's story.

Oh is expected to take on the role of Eve, whose desk-bound job as a security services operative doesn't satisfy her fantasies of being a spy.

"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. She is going to be so badass in this role," Waller-Bridge said.

Oh's return to the TV airwaves serves as her first regular role upon exiting Shona Rhimes drama after season ten. As Dr. Cristina Yang, Oh receive a Golden Globe, two SAG Awards and five Emmy nominations. 

BBC America president Sarah Barnett noted Oh's particular talent, saying she "has the ability to go from wrenching to funny to total mess with a genius lightness of touch. Phoebe’s vision is absolutely original, and Sandra is utterly perfect casting we think for this key role."

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