Fleabag Added to the Amazon Prime Video’s Original Line Up
Amazon has greenlit a new original series, Fleabag, a six-episode half-hour series debuting this fall that’s written by and starring Broadchurch’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge The cast and creators from the series will be attending Amazon’s summer TCA session held Sunday, August 7th. Get the details on the new series below.
Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge’s play Fleabag, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Critics’ Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
“Rarely does talent as special as Phoebe Waller-Bridge appear,” said Joe Lewis, Amazon’s Head of Half Hour series. “From writing to acting, Fleabag is as compelling as Phoebe’s talents are undeniable. We’re excited to let customers laugh, cry and occasionally watch things get real awkward.”
Fleabag also stars Brett Gelman (Twin Peaks), Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Bill Paterson (Outlander), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Hugh Skinner (Poldark), Jamie Demetriou (People Time), Jenny Rainsford (The Smoke),and Sian Clifford (Paddy). The series is directed by Harry Bradbeer (Dickensian), and executive produced by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (The Missing).
The series is produced by Jack and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures and Lydia Hampson, directed by Harry Bradbeer (Dickensian, No Offence) and is distributed by all3media International.
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