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Fleabag

FleabagFleabag 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.

Background

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.

Cast

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing, Broadchurch, The Cafe) as Fleabag
  • Hugh Skinner (W1A, Poldark, The Windsors) as Harry
  • Sian Clifford as Claire
  • Brett Gelman (Love, Blunt Talk, Another Period, Go On, Married, Bad Teacher, Eagleheart) as Martin
  • Bill Paterson (Law & Order: UK, Outlander) as Dad
  • Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager, Twenty Twelve) as Godmother
  • Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Reign, Lark Rise to Candlelord) as Arsehole Guy
  • Jamie Demetriou (Rovers, Year Friends, Tracey Ullman’s Show) as Bus Rodent
  • Jenny Rainsford as Boo
  • Hugh Dennis (Not Going Out, Outnumbered, My Hero) as Bank Manager

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.

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