Crashing writer pens new comedy series, Fleabag

Crashing writer pens new comedy series, Fleabag

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Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Fleabag has been adapted from Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman Edinburgh play

Filming will begin shortly on a new comedy series called Fleabag for BBC Three by writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch, Crashing).

Fleabag, played by Waller-Bridge, is a dry-witted, angry, grief-ridden, porn-watching young woman who is struggling to come to terms with a recent tragedy.

The bitingly hilarious show pulls no punches as Fleabag throws herself headlong into modern living. Sleeping with anyone who comes too close, rejecting all assistance and keeping up a cold front worthy of the Gulf Stream, Fleabag is thrown into the dog-eat-dog world of modern London.

The show also has a stellar cast of comedy heavyweights including Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman (The Night Manager, Peep Show), Hugh Dennis (Not Going Out, Outnumbered) and Hugh Skinner (W1A, Poldark).

The show, which is based on her award-winning Edinburgh play, comes close on the heels of Waller-Bridge’s recent Channel 4 hit, Crashing, about a group of thirty-somethings living as property guardians.

The BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning, Shane Allen, said “This knocked me for six when I saw the one woman stage play, utterly distinctive and the writing has attracted the wish-list cast for the TV series.”

The six part show will be available later this year. 

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Filming will begin shortly on a new comedy series called Fleabag for BBC Three by writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch, Crashing).