Fleabag season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the BBC Three show
Writer and director Phoebe Waller-Bridge's 'Fleabag' returns after a critically-acclaimed season 1 with new stars in the cast
In December 2017, in an interview with Vogue, protagonist and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge explained the origins behind her hit BBC Three show 'Fleabag'.
It came from a ten-minute routine written for a stand-up night, which was later expanded by Waller-Bridge into a one-hour one-woman show at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. Her friend and colleague who directed the play, Vicky Jones, played Waller-Bridge's guinea pig: each and every line was tried out on her. "If she laughed, it was in. And if she said she was too shocked... it was in!" she told Vogue.
All the six episodes of 'Fleabag' season 1, which originally premiered on BBC Three, are now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays the eponymous anti-heroine, a woman in her 30s living in London, trying to go about life while simultaneously dealing with the tragedy of her best friend's death.
In January, when BBC teased the show's second season, it said, "In an unexpected twist of fate, our lost little rascal meets a Priest (played by Andrew Scott) who jolts her into seeing the world in a different way. Picking up a year on, there are still old wounds to unpick and new ones to dress, as the next chapter of Fleabag’s life takes her to hell and back."
Known for breaking the fourth wall, the first season focused on the unnamed protagonist in 'Fleabag' as she quips about her family, work and sex life.
After falling out with her family in the season 1 finale, season 2 has her meeting them for the first time to celebrate her father's engagement to her monstrous godmother.
The second season also will be a love story following her instant chemistry with a priest (played by 'Sherlock' actor Andrew Scott) who is ordaining her father's wedding.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag
Waller-Bridge is an English actress, writer, playwright and director known for creating and starring in 'Crashing' and 'Fleabag'. The show 'Fleabag' is adapted from Waller-Bridge's 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe one-woman play of the same name. The initial idea came from a friend's challenge, where Waller-Bridge was tasked to create a sketch for a 10-minute section in a stand-up storytelling night.
She also wrote and produced the BBC American drama 'Killing Eve', which has been making news for a while now. For her work on the script of 'Killing Eve', Waller-Bridge received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Olivia Colman as Godmother
Colman plays Fleabag's godmother, a passive-aggressive artist who subtly, and often, undermines Fleabag.
The actress is perhaps best known for her breakthrough role as Sophie Chapman in the comedy series 'Peep Show'. She has previously worked in 'Green Wing', 'Beautiful People', and 'Twenty Twelve'. Her portrayal of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in 'The Favourite' won her the Academy Award for the Best Actress.
A short trailer for season 2 was released by BBC in February.
We are excited to watch Andrew Scott of 'Sherlock' fame to join the cast of 'Fleabag'. In an interview with RadioTimes, Waller-Bridge spoke about Scott coming into picture. "Before he was involved, the priest character seemed like a sort of cartoon in my head. It almost felt too obvious that somebody like Fleabag would come up against someone who’s so opposite to her."
Scott is popular for his dramatic role of Jim Moriarty in the BBC series 'Sherlock' - a role for which he won a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was nominated for a 2018 Olivier Award for Best actor for playing the title role of Hamlet in a production directed by Robert Icke.
Where to watch
The series launched on March 4 in the UK and can be viewed on BBC Three and on iPlayer. It will be released in over 200 countries on Amazon Prime Video from May 17.
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