Fleabag returns with an even starrier line-up
FLEABAG will return to screens for a second season in May — with Dame Kristin Scott Thomas joining the dark comedy’s already starry cast.
The English Patient actress will appear alongside Fiona Shaw and Oscar-tipped Olivia Colman. But the show’s star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured) revealed she came ‘very close’ to not writing a second series.
She changed her mind because ‘there’s something driving it with this character’, which she first created for a one-woman show at the Edinburgh festival fringe.
Waller-Bridge, who also wrote and produced the hit BBC drama Killing Eve, recalled asking Dame Kristin to appear.
‘I couldn’t believe it when she came back and said “Yes”,’ she said. It ‘filled me with all sorts of joy’, to think of the actress laughing at the first season, she told an industry panel in California. The new series, a joint production by Amazon and the BBC, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 17.
Author: Daniel Binns