'Killing Eve' joins TV wave of killer Russians

Jodie Comer (right) in 'Killing Eve'

(CNN)On TV and in movies, the Russians aren't coming. When it comes to playing bad guys — from ruthless mobsters to shadowy spies — they're already here.

Although in some instances happenstance, the spate of headlines about Russians meddling in the U.S. election process clearly haven't gone unnoticed by TV writers. And if it's not exactly a return to the Cold War heyday of the old Soviet Union, just as terrorism found its way into dramas after the Sept. 11