UKTV’s W channel and US co-production partner Pop have handed out a second season renewal to their Anna Paquin fronted PR drama Flack. Six episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season, which is set to premiere in 2020.
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.
Oliver Lansley created Flack and is returning to pen the scripts for season two. Hat Trick Productions are producing, with Debs Pisani serving as the series producer. The executive producers are Jimmy Mulville, Helen Williams, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Mark Larkin and Justin Rosenblatt. Alicia MacDonald, Oliver Lansley and Stephen Moyer are attached to direct. The second season was commissioned by UKTV’s Head of Scripted Pete Thornton and ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and UKTV’s Genre General Manager for Entertainment and Comedy Steve North.
“One of the most exciting pieces of feedback I received after the season finale of Flack was people begging for more episodes, so they could continue to ride the intensely exciting rollercoaster of our show and find out what the future had in store for our characters”, said series star and executive producer Anna Paquin. “And it is with such joy and pride that I can confirm we are in fact about to start production on season two. Many questions were left unanswered, shocking plot twists were dropped into our viewers’ laps, and this season I can promise even more of the darkly comedic client dramas, as well as fascinating insight into the tumultuous personal lives of our exceptional ensemble of badass women.”
While UKTV’s Pete Thornton added: “The first series of Flack exceeded all our creative expectations and we couldn’t have been prouder to have it on our network. Oli Lansley’s writing attracted a frankly astonishing cast to W’s first ever homegrown drama (all of whom we are delighted to be welcoming back for series two), and we can’t wait to see what this extraordinary quartet of female characters get up to in this, their further adventures with UKTV.”