Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirms that ‘Fleabag’ will not return
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confirmed that her critically acclaimed series Fleabag will not be returning to our screens.
The immensely popular comedy-drama television show, which has enjoyed two series to date, scooped victory at all major award ceremonies including the Emmy’s, the BAFTAS and the Golden Globes.
Created, written and starring Waller-Bridge while being based on her one-woman comedy show, Fleabag famously starred the likes of Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Hugh Skinner and more on the much-loved cast.
While the sitcom has smashed records both on streaming platforms and at award ceremonies, Waller-Bridge has revealed the fate of the show has reached its end. “I think we have to let her [Fleabag] go, she’s exhausted,” Waller-Bridge said in a new interview with The Mirror.
“She’s been through a lot,” the writer added before confirming that she has plans to work alongside Fleabag production staff and cast: “But we’re all going to work together again, so there will be something of the Fleabag spirit to come back.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Waller-Bridge discussed the free-spirited and sexually confused lead role: “It’s not autobiographical, but it is really, really personal. And I think people are so relieved when they feel that something is honest and truthful.
“Fleabag was the moment where I thought, ‘Oh, f*** it! I’m just going to write this.’ I think when you have that feeling you just go off.”