Killing Eve: If you've watched the BBC box set, you’ll love... Orphan Black, Fleabag and Thirteen

If you've binged-watched the spy thriller starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh and need something else to get stuck into, here are seven gripping shows you're sure to enjoy.

Killing Eve has ripped up the spy thriller rulebook.

The eight-part drama was released in the US earlier this year, but since the entire first series was launched on BBC iPlayer, the TV show - starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh - has been praised by fans and critics in the UK, notably for its script and casting.

In fact, if you’re wondering what the fuss is all about - here are 5 reasons why everyone’s talking about Killing Eve.

You can watch all eight episodes of Killing Eve on BT TV via the BBC iPlayer app now, in Players & Apps.

If Killing Eve has whetted your appetite for more female-led drama on your TV screens, we round up the best shows to watch next:

Fleabag

Fleabag

How can I watch it?

Fleabag series 1 is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now. Series 2 is pencilled in for a 2019 release.

What’s it about?

A six-part comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London while coming to terms with a recent tragedy.

Why should I watch it?

Fleabag was written and produced by and stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge - who also wrote and executive produced Killing Eve. If it’s the dark humour and quick wit of Killing Eve that you’re missing, Fleabag is the closest you’re going to get.

[Read more: When is Fleabag series 2 back?]

Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster

How can I watch it?

Doctor Foster series 1 and 2 are available to buy from the BT TV Store now.

What’s it about?

A trusted GP (played by Suranne Jones) sees her charmed life implode when she suspects her husband has an affair, with far more unravelling than she suspected.

Why should I watch it?

If you’re looking for a show where the female lead’s idyllic life is thrown into chaos - like Eve Polastri's in Killing Eve - Doctor Foster ticks all the boxes. Even more, Jodie Comer (Killing Eve's Villanelle) stars alongside Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel in the Bafta and NTA award-winning BBC drama.

Sherlock

Sherlock

How can I watch it?

All four seasons of Sherlock are available to stream on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

A modern update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes stories finds the famous detective (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his partner Dr Watson (Martin Freeman) solving mysterious crimes in 21st century London.

Why should I watch it?

On the hunt for something with some dark humour, just like Killing Eve? Sherlock - which has won 86 television awards, including Emmys and Baftas - should be next on your watchlist.

Orphan Black

Orphan Black

How can I watch it?

All five seasons of Orphan Black are available to stream on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Orphan Black follows streetwise hustler Sarah (played by Tatiana Maslany, who won an Emmy for the role), who’s pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Why should I watch it?

Like Killing Eve, Orphan Black is another BBC America show, similar in tone to Killing Eve - while Villanelle has been described as a scarier and more fashionable version of the clone Helena in Orphan Black.

Thirteen

Thirteen

How can I watch it?

Thirteen is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.

What’s it about?

A tense psychological drama about a woman freed from a cellar after 13 years in captivity, and her return to life after being held prisoner.

Why should I watch it?

Before playing Villanelle in Killing Eve, Jodie Comer's first major lead role was playing the character of Ivy, the captive woman. If her chilling portrayal of Villanelle captivated you, her portrayal of traumatised Ivy should do just the same.

[Read more: Jodie Comer's best TV shows]

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

How can I watch it?

Series 1 of Big Little Lies is available to buy on the BT TV Store now.

What’s it about?

The apparently perfect lives of three mothers (played by Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley) unravel to the point of murder in this Golden Globe award-winning mini-series.

Why should I watch it?

Murder, scandal, betrayal, lust… Big Little Lies has all the qualities you'll have enjoyed in Killing Eve, plus it’s been renewed for a second series so you can catch up before its 2019 release.

Bodyguard

Bodyguard

How can I watch it?

Bodyguard continues Sunday night at 9pm, and series 1 will be available on BBC iPlayer for a limited time.

What’s it about?

Troubled war veteran David Budd (played by Richard Madden) is assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) in BBC One’s smash hit drama.

Why should I watch it?

OK so you’re probably already watching this, but if you’ve just finished binge watching Killing Eve and you haven’t started Bodyguard, add it to your BBC iPlayer watchlist immediately. It’s the biggest drama series of 2018, and features all the twists and turns you’d expect from a Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) creation.

[Read more: What to watch when you've finished Bodyguard]

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