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Fleabag is a six-part British comedy television series set in London. It was produced by Two Brothers Pictures for digital channel BBC Three and in a co-production agreement with Amazon Studios. The show premiered on 21 July 2016. Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as the main character, Fleabag, a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London. Waller-Bridge has confirmed that a second season will be shot in November 2017 and broadcast in 2018.
The show is adapted from Waller-Bridge’s 2013 Edinburgh one-woman play of the same name which won the Fringe First Award. The initial idea of the character of Fleabag came from a challenge by a friend, where Waller-Bridge was tasked with creating a sketch for a 10-minute section in a stand-up storytelling night.
Waller-Bridge’s sister composed the music, and her mother appears in a cameo as the lecturer during the feminist talk in the first episode.