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“Killing Eve” is another triumph for Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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IT IS usually an unbridled pleasure to see a woman thriving in her career. This is particularly the case in television, a medium currently experiencing a reckoning as women voice their frustration with pay disparity and their exclusion from writers’ rooms and directors’ chairs. Earlier this year, for example, it was revealed that less than 10% of the new drama on ITV, a British broadcaster, in 2018 would be written by women. This prompted an open letter to commissioners entitled “Why won’t you work with us?” Nor is the problem confined to Britain. A recent report by the University of California found that of 45 new American shows greenlit from 2017 to 2018, only seven had female creators. 

But if there is one female writer whose talent is unanimously recognised, it is Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The acclaimed writer and star of “Fleabag”—the first season of which enjoys a 100% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes—has now penned…Continue reading

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