Anna Paquin

Writers of Flack discuss the need for more complex on-screen female characters

Anna Paquin in Flack (Credit: UKTV/W)

GQ magazine described the new Anna Paquin drama, Flack, as “so ­terrible it might just be unmissable”. The verdict of the Daily Telegraph’s TV critic was “sharp and whizzy”, while the Observer hailed it as a “terrific and bittersweet comedy”, “in turns woefully tender and snort-funny”. Whatever you think of the female-skewing Flack, one thing is clear: it’s not a show to ignore.

Anna Paquin to star in new drama Flack

Anna Paquin (Credit: UKTV)

The series is set in the competitive and celebrity-driven world of public relations.

Flack follows Robyn (Paquin), a witty American publicity maven living in London, as she tackles the complexities of the digital age where scandals can go viral in an instant.

 “My character exists in a world where there are no moral absolutes and humour is used as a sharply executed defence mechanism to maintain the illusion of perpetual control,” says Paquin