Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) are set to join the principle cast in the new series of award winning comedy Fleabag.
The stars will be joining Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as new cast members for the second series of the hit BBC Three comedy.
“Phoebe Waller Bridge cannot be ignored,” said Dame Thomas. “She manages to hit core issues with sledgehammer brutality as she trips along with a spring in her step.”
Fiona Shaw added, “Phoebe's mind is like nothing else.”
RTS award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who created and stars in the series, commented, “they literally begged me to be in it. Begged me. Begged. One of them was crying.”
The new series of Fleabag picks up a year after the previous series, with Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) opening a new chapter in her life.
Rejected by her family, our heroine laments over her dark secret but in an act of fate encounters a Priest (Andrew Scott), changing her perception of the world but eventually leading to a battle against God.
With faith and hope at the core of the new series, Fleabag will try to reconnect with her family and be brought closer to her successful sister Claire (Sian Clifford), but tensions will rise when a new side of her sister emerges.
Evil Godmother (Olivia Colman) will endeavour to slither closer into Claire and Fleabag’s lives, with Dad (Bill Paterson) not being able to look Fleabag in the eye.
Also returning in the new series is Hugh Dennis, Brett Gelman, Jenny Rainsford and Hugh Skinner.
The second series of Fleabag will premiere on BBC Three in spring 2019.