Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s critically acclaimed comedy FLEABAG has been renewed for a second season, though new episodes won’t premiere on BBC Three in the UK or on Amazon in the United States until 2019.
“I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since,” Waller-Bridge said in a statement announcing the renewal. “Series two will be a whole new adventure, and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.”
“Fleabag signalled the arrival of a hugely distinctive writer with the mesmerising performing talent to match,” added BBC’s Controller of Comedy Shane Allen. “Phoebe’s career has shot up like a firework display in the last year and the show has been rightly hailed as a modern classic. It’ll be thrilling to see where she takes the character in the next series.”
The series is based on Waller-Bridge’s own play and the actress also plays the titular role of Fleabag, a dry-witted, angry, cash-strapped, grief-riddled, porn-watching young woman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy.
Brett Gelman, Olivia Colman, Bill Paterson, Hugh Dennis, Hugh Skinner, Jamie Demetriou, Jenny Rainsford and Sian Clifford also starred on Season 1 of the comedy, though plot details for Season 2 are being kept under wraps and there’s no word yet on which cast members will return.
Linda Ge | TV Editor