Fleabag


Amazon Studios boss leaves door open for ‘Fleabag’ despite Waller-Bridge’s protestations

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke is keeping the door wide open for another season of Fleabag, despite the protestations of creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  While Waller-Bridge has repeatedly stated that Fleabag’s second season will be its last – most recently telling journalists at last weekend’s Emmy Awards that, “It does feel like the story is complete. […]

‘Fleabag’ star Andrew Scott lands on Showtime’s ‘Tom Ripley’ adaptation

Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott is set to star in US cabler Showtime’s forthcoming drama based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels. Ripley is being co-produced by CBS-backed Showtime and Endemol Shine North America, in association with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, The Night Of) is attached to write and direct the […]

Amazon strikes overall deal with Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Hot on the heels of her Emmy wins, Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has struck an overall deal for TV content with Amazon Studios. Under the pact, Waller-Bridge will create TV content exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Fleabag cleaned up at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, winning six gongs, including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’ helps UK to dominant Emmys display

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy Fleabag were among the standout winners at the 71st Emmy Awards in LA last night, in what turned out to be a trophy-laden night for UK shows and their stars. Fleabag beat off competition from HBO’s Veep and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel to secure the […]

‘Fleabag’ wins big at Television Critics Association Awards

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was the critics’ pick at this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) awards. Held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday (3 August), the 35th edition of the awards – which are voted on by more than 200 TV critics and journalists in the US and Canada – saw the BBC […]

Amazon’s Jennifer Salke dismisses sharing viewership data

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has said her company “does not embrace” sharing details of who’s watching its shows, and will not be following moves by rival Netflix in sharing viewership figures. The streamer recently cancelled four of its scripted series, including Michael Dorman-starring comedy-drama Patriot (pictured) and comedy series Forever, but Salke said the […]

All3Media’s Drama Upfront brings the suspense

All3Media International will branch out this afternoon, at a screening in West London, with a list of eclectic high-end dramas that will be paired with a virtual factual upfront for select guests The distributor’s invite-only Drama Upfront will be its largest yet with 220 buyers set to attend. Stephen Driscoll, All3Media International’s EVP for EMEA, […]

AMC’s comedy channel IFC picks up Fleabag

AMC Network’s comedy channel IFC has acquired British comedy Fleabag, from writer, actor and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The BAFTA-winning series, which was picked up for Amazon US shortly after its UK debut in 2016, will premiere on IFC on 26 December. All six episodes of the critically hailed series will air beginning at 11pm and […]

BBC Comedy commissions place emphasis on new voices and diversity

Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning, has unveiled a broad slate of new comedy series for the full range of the UK broadcaster’s channels. Highlights include a 60th Birthday Special for Lenny Henry and a high-concept sitcom for BBC1 called Ghosts. Efforts to improve onscreen diversity include a BBC3 sitcom about three modern Muslim […]

Fleabag duo & eOne pair for rom-com series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured) and Vicky Jones, the duo behind UK hit show Fleabag, are developing a new romantic comedy series with Entertainment One (eOne). The series, titled Run, will be a rom-com thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years prior to escape life’s troubles with a simple text message stating ‘run’ – resulting […]