Adaptainer is to auction a shipping container adapted for a scene in the hit BBC spy thriller series Killing Eve. Proceeds from the auction will be going to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
The shipping container featured in season 2, episode 5 when lead characters Eve Polastri and Villanelle carried out a spine-chilling interrogation inside the container.
Simon Riggs, container conversions manager for Adaptainer, said: “this auction is an opportunity for someone who wants a shipping container with a fun story to tell about it.”
When asked about how the container was adapted for the show, he explained: “it was a brand new container but the production company wanted it to look cosmetically weathered which included us repainting the container in red. Apertures were also cut to allow cameras to film at the right angle, and provide lighting.”
Each removed container section was welded back in place after filming so it could be auctioned off as a fully enclosed container.
The container is now located at Adaptainer’s London area depot. They have created a page on their website where people unable to collect the container themselves can request information about delivery services.
Simon said: “We are expecting bidders to mostly be people who have run out of storage space and need a container on their business site or residence. But who knows, maybe the highest bidder will be an eccentric Killing Eve memorabilia hunter.”
Killing Eve, a Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning show produced by Sid Gentle Films, is currently in its second season. In April 2019 it was announced the BBC had renewed the Killing Eve series for a third season.
The auction takes place on eBay’s charity platform with bidding starting at just 99p and ends Friday August 30th at 15.33 BST.
Adaptainer is a leading UK based supplier of shipping containers and also provides bespoke container conversion services.
Customers are served from the company offices in Ipswich and Hemel Hempstead as well as depots in London, Grays, Gravesend, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Cannock, and Felixstowe.
For more information visit adaptainer.co.uk
About Killing Eve:
Killing Eve is a BBC spy thriller series, produced by Sid Gentle Films and based on the Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings.
The series has won several awards including a Peabody Award and the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series (Drama) and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
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Please note, this auction is not officially endorsed by Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films Ltd, BBC America, Endeavour or Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).