'Flack' Season 1: Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo and Lydia Wilson are the ultimate Hollywood fixers on Pop's new show
Pop's upcoming show 'Flack' is about the cut-throat world of celebrity PR and sees Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo, Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson, Arinze Kene and Marc Warren
'Flack', starring Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo and Arinze Kene among others, is an upcoming six-episode show from Pop about the underbelly of celebrity PR and focuses on crisis strategists who are ready to do anything to save their clients from scandals.
The show calls attention to what really happens in the background as stars do what they do best, which is to get into trouble. In fact, the first teaser showed Robyn trying to get a star to wake up from his drug/alcohol haze to make it in time to receive one of the most prestigious awards and give a speech. Ahead of the show's premiere on February 21 on Pop, here's a look at the central characters who play a part in making celebrities' life scandal-free.
1. Anna Paquin as Robyn
Robyn is a magician when it comes to solving problems of her clients. She can pull any strings and she is unscrupulous when it comes to getting things done. This could also mean sobering up a drunk client and dressing him up to get an award, or resuscitating another one that passed out in the middle of having sex. In her personal life, Robyn is grieving the loss of her mother who commits suicide.
2. Sophie Okonedo as Caroline
Caroline is the tough boss of the firm that Robyn works at. She is a tough taskmaster who is sharp, formidable and highly capable. Caroline is also not what she is on the surface, and there is something that she is hiding. She has multiple faces and, professionally, she uses the one that fits her clients the best. As a boss, Caroline equates profit with success and there isn't much that she wouldn't do to retain the top slot.
3. Lydia Wilson as Eve
Eve idolises Robyn and is her colleague at work. While, in the trailer, it looks like she is complaining about Robyn being detached from everything because of which she is able to perform better, the character really does appreciate Robyn's attitude. She excels at being detached from everything, including her clients and this ensures that she does a pretty good job at work.
4. Rebecca Benson as Melody
Melody is the newbie in the team who has joined the management to learn the ropes. She is the intern who is desperate for attention and wants to impress her senior colleagues at work. While she is smart and never repeats her mistakes, there is also an air of naivete around her. She has to learn to lie to everyone convincingly and also sacrifice a lot personally for success. Her road ahead depends on how she reacts to the demands of the job that she has chosen.
5. Arinze Kene as Sam
Sam is Robyn's boyfriend and is a nurse. The two are trying to have a baby together, but things might not go the way Robyn and Sam planned. Their relationship will be put through a wringer. How Sam reacts to Robyn's transgression and if her shaky personal life will affect her rock-solid professional life remains to be seen.
6. Marc Warren as Tom
Tom is the reason why Robyn and Sam's relationship gets affected. Tom and Robyn meet at an AA meeting and are drawn to each other. Will they act on their attraction? This is something we will have to wait to see.
'Flack' premieres on February 21 on Pop.