Dame Kristin Scott Thomas (The Seagull, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Fiona Shaw CBE (Harry Potter films) are set to guest star in series two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s multi award-winning series Fleabag. The second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three this spring.
Fleabag is back for a second bite, and this time she is going toe to toe with the man upstairs. In an unexpected twist of fate, our lost little rascal meets a Priest (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.
Since the end of the last hilarious series – when her entire family rejected her, her darkest secret was revealed and she nearly threw herself in front of a car – she’s back for more laughs than ever.
Fleabag and Claire are brought together by an unexpected attack, and tensions rise as another side of her sister emerges. Further afield, Dad still can’t look Fleabag in the eye and Godmother slithers closer into the girls’ lives.
Joyful, bleak, poignant and sucker-punch funny, the original cast is joined by a car-crash of new characters as we delve further into the world of Fleabag. With hope and faith at the core of series two, our heroine finds herself in the midst of a battle she is determined to win: Fleabag Vs God.
Scott Thomas and Shaw join a stellar principal cast for Fleabag’s series two, which includes returning cast members Olivia Colman (Godmother), Sian Clifford (Claire), Bill Paterson (Dad), Brett Gelman (Martin), Jenny Rainsford (Boo), Hugh Skinner (Harry), Hugh Dennis (Bank Manager), and the already-announced addition of Andrew Scott (The Priest).
Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge says: “They literally begged me to be in it. Begged me. Begged. One of them was crying.”
Kirstin Scott Thomas says: “Phoebe Waller Bridge cannot be ignored. She manages to hit core issues with sledgehammer brutality as she trips along with a spring in her step. I laughed helplessly as I binge watched the first brilliantly funny series and enjoyed being aghast at times. I was very flattered to be asked to be in series two.”
Fiona Shaw says: “Phoebe’s mind is like nothing else.”
Fleabag is created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Harry Bradbeer. The producer is Sarah Hammond, and executive producers are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Jack and Harry Williams for Two Brothers Pictures and Joe Lewis for Amplify Pictures. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Kate Daughton. The series was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, whilst he was Controller of BBC Three, and Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen.
Fleabag is a Two Brothers Pictures production in association with DryWrite for the BBC and Amazon Studios. all3media is Two Brothers Pictures’ international partner, handling global sales for Fleabag.