The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
The Midsommar May Queen

Killing Eve Faces MORE Backlash for Lack of Diversity in its Writers Room

Killing Eve is once again facing backlash, this time over its lack of diversity in its writers room. Eyebrows were raised on Friday night after one of the series’ writers, Kayleigh Llewellyn, tweeted a now-deleted post showing a screenshot of a Zoom call between the show’s writers.

“15 weeks later, it’s the final day of the Killing Eve writers room,” wrote Llewellyn. The image showed nine individuals — a group that is predominantly female, but all white — raising a glass to the camera. Basically, the show had more male writers than writers of color (on a show about a bisexual Asian woman).

Fans, who have been calling out KE for weeks for sidelining star Sandra Oh were joined by blue check Twitter stars like Matthew A. Cherry, Tom and Lorenzo, Carly Usdin, Variety tv critic Caroline Darya Framke and E. Alex Jung.

Variety's independent research on KE's writing credits shows a complete lack of writers of color across all seasons, which has 16 writers including executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and author Luke Jennings.

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Tags: behind the scenes, killing eve (bbc/amc), pr training needed, race / racism, sandra oh

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