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Fleabag Series 2: everything you need to know

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Fleabag will be back on the small screen in 2019… 

It’s all thanks to the exceptional talent of Phoebe Waller-Bridge that TV show Killing Eve was such a stand-out hit in 2018.

Having written and directed the BBC thriller – starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh – it would be fair to naturally assume that Waller-Bridge would be taking the helm of the second series, too. 

But she’s so in demand that it’s simply not possible because we need to see BOTH Killing Eve and Fleabag grace our screens once again in 2019, right? Well, Waller-Bridge will be turning her directing skills to Fleabag (instead of KE) and it’s great news.

The news first broke a year ago that Fleabag would be back, but what will the new season hold? Take a look below at everything we know so far. 

Expect season 2 to be a little bit different 

The first season followed the life of Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as a young woman navigating the murky waters of dating and unstable unemployment in London. In short: it was hilarious, relatable and a straight-up BAFTA-winning hit.

Which is why the promise of a second season has risen our hopes and expectations to the maximum.

In 2018, producer Lydia Hampson revealed that the second series would not “retread old ground”.

“The whole of the first series, it was a façade,” she said. “Fleabag was shiny and prim on top, but you didn’t know she was grieving underneath it all. In that last episode, we saw she was broken. We can’t go back to pretending she’s fine again.”

Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning at the BBC, has also revealed a few details, saying: “The series two scripts are knockout – sparkling with Phoebe’s unique voice that combines a whip smart complexity of character with pin sharp funny lines scattered everywhere.”

“The themes of this series are very distinct from the first series which delivers on the challenge Phoebe set herself. It’s a superb team and cast from top to bottom and with Fleabag you can never escape a reference to the bottom.”

The show boasts a show-studded cast 

First up: Waller-Bridge is set to reprise her role as Fleabag.

Returning to the principal cast are Olivia Colman (Godmother), Sian Clifford (Claire), Bill Paterson (Dad), Brett Gelman (Martin), Jenny Rainsford (Boo) and Hugh Skinner (Harry). 

Sherlock’s Andrew Scott will also join the cast, too.

Now, Kristen Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw have been confirmed in the cast line-up. 

“Phoebe’s mind is like nothing else,” said Shaw of the show’s creator, according to Deadline

“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,” said Scott Thomas. “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.”

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When will series 2 of Fleabag air?

Season 2 of Fleabag returns to BBC Three at 10.35pm on Monday 4 March 2019. Stay tuned.

We’ll be updating this article as more details are released. 

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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