Fleabag to return to BBC Three for a second series

Fleabag to return to BBC Three for a second series

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The RTS award-winning series Fleabag will return to BBC Three for a second series

The news was announced at the Edinburgh TV Festival during a panel discussion with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and BBC Controller of Comedy, Shane Allen.

It was revealed that the second series will arrive on the online platform in 2019, following a hugely successful first series about a sharp and crude twenty-something woman living in London who is trying to come to terms with a personal tragedy. 

The first series was adapted from Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning one-woman stage show of the same name, which was first shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013. 

Speaking to the RTS in March about an impending second series, Waller-Bridge revealed, “I’d always seen it as a one-off. It feels so fragile. I’d hate to ruin it, to extend it longer than it is, [but] I think I’ve found a way.”

"Basically - I'm going to try! I'm going to do my best."

Phoebe Waller-Bridge won Breakthrough Award and Writer - Comedy Award for Fleabag at the RTS Programme Awards in 2017.

During the discussion at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Waller-Bridge said, “I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since. Series two will be a whole new adventure, and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.”

Shane Allen added, “Fleabag signalled the arrival of a hugely distinctive writer with the mesmerising performing talent to match. 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.”

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