UKTV’s W channel is adding to the cast of Flack. The PR drama has tapped Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Tutankhamun) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost) for recurring roles in its just ordered six episode second season.
Flack follows an American PR executive living in London. Robyn is a sharp and witty publicity maven, who’s an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life. The drama series stars Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo, Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson and Genevieve Angelson.
Sam Neill will play Duncan, who has a very complicated relationship with PR agency boss Caroline; while Daniel Dae Kim has been cast as Scott Cole, a tech titan who begins a romance with someone at the firm. Other guest stars lined up for the show’s second season include Jane Horrocks, Giles Terera and Amanda Abbington. Abbington is reprising her role as Alexa.
The show’s second season will pick up from the events of the season one finale which saw Robyn’s work and home lives collide catastrophically when she could no longer resist the temptations of her myriad of addictions. She did manage to save Melody from the clutches of a group of dangerously ‘friendly’ footballers before firing her as the PR intern (for her own good) but closer relationships proved to be damaged beyond repair, and having been rejected by her sister and normal ‘last port in a storm’ Ruth, Robyn finally realised that she’d run out of road.
Will Eve ever forgive Robyn, and on a broader scale, with Melody frozen out, will Mills Paulson PR ever be the same again? Caroline has bigger fish to fry in a shakeup that could change her business forever. Throughout all this the team continue to try their best to keep the outrageous indiscretions of their celebrity clients firmly behind closed doors. Series creator Oliver Lansley is penning the scripts for season two. Debs Pisani is the series producer, while Alicia MacDonald, Oliver Lansley and Stephen Moyer are attached to direct. Season two is set to air in 2020.