When is Fleabag series two on TV? What’s it about? Who’s in the cast?

Everything you need to know about the return of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC3 comedy drama

Fleabag series two, BBC Press Centre

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Bafta-winning BBC comedy is coming back for a second series.

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Fleabag became one of the most talked-about shows of 2016 when it launched, three years after it was performed as a one-woman show by its writer and star Waller-Bridge at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Here’s everything you need to know about series two…

When is Fleabag series two on TV?

Fleabag series two has “finished filming and editing” and is expected to land on BBC3 in 2019.

Is there a picture or trailer for Fleabag series two?

You’re in luck – the BBC have released a first-look picture of Waller-Bridge as the titular character. It shows Fleabag leaning against a brick wall as she smokes, dressed like she’s got somewhere to go and looking particularly contemplative:

What will happen in the new series of Fleabag? 

Series one centred around the eponymous anti-heroine, a woman in her 30s living in London, trying to navigate her own life while dealing with the tragedy of her best friend’s death.

The last time we saw Fleabag, she was pretty broken, and producer Lydia Hampson told Dazed: “We can’t go back to pretending she’s fine again.”

She added: “Whatever our story is, we’re going to start a year on from where we left off.”

This series will see our nameless heroine take on God after meeting a priest (played by Sherlock’s Andrew Scott), who completely changes her world view.

She’s also locked in a war with her sister, while her wicked godmother (Olivia Colman) still calls the shots when it comes to her relationship with her father.

Who will star in Fleabag series two?

Phoebe Waller-Bridge will return as Fleabag, while Olivia Colman is also set to reprise her role.

Sian Clifford will return as Fleabag’s uptight sister Claire, as will Bill Paterson as their emotionally unavailable father and the ever-brilliant Hugh Skinner as Fleabag’s on-off boyfriend Harry. Jenny Rainsford will also reprise her role as Boo.

It’s been announced that Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott is set to join the cast for series two, playing the priest who “jolts” Fleabag into “seeing the world in a different way”. The show’s producers – Harry and Jack Williams – recently revealed that Waller-Bridge wrote the part with Scott in mind. 

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Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw (who previously worked with Waller-Bridge on Killing Eve) also have guest roles this series.

As far as any further new casting goes, Hampson told RadioTimes.com that she would love Meryl Streep to do a cameo. Yes please.

What else has Phoebe Waller-Bridge been working on?

The stars of Killing Eve

Waller-Bridge is a hot topic in television and film right now. She has penned Killing Eve, an adaptation of Luke Jennings’ novellas starring Sandra Oh, that’s already been widely acclaimed across the pond, and starred in Solo: A Star Wars Story as L3-37. Coming up, she will take the hit stage show on which Fleabag is based to the New York stage, and has written a new HBO pilot – Run – with Vicky Jones, starring Domhnall Gleeson.

Can I still watch series one of Fleabag?

Series one of Fleabag is available on BBC iPlayer for free, but you can also buy the episodes on Amazon or iTunes.

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Fleabag will return to BBC3 in 2019


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