After months of rumours, BBC Three has confirmed that they have renewed comedy series Fleabag for a second season. The announcement was made by series creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
“I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since”, she said. Series two will be a whole new adventure, and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.”
Fleabag follows the titular character, a dry-witted, angry, cash-strapped, grief-riddled, porn-watching young woman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy. As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London. The comedy series is produced by Two Brothers Pictures in association with DryWrite and stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Season one was adapted from Waller-Bridges’ award-winning play. Details about season two are being kept firmly under wraps. Season two was commissioned by BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanaugh and the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Shane Allen. The commissioning editor is Kate Daughton. Lydia Hampson is the series producer. The executive producers are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Jack and Harry Williams. All3media international is handling global sales.
“Fleabag signalled the arrival of a hugely distinctive writer with the mesmerising performing talent to match”, the BBC’s Shane Allen said in a statement. “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.”