It’s been awhile since the 2016 debut of “Fleabag”, but BBC 3 has just shared a sneak peek at the long-awaited second season of the risque comedy starring and created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“Fleabag” follows the romantic misadventures of a London woman who calls herself Fleabag and admittedly has “spent most of my adult life using sex to deflect from the screaming void inside my empty heart.”
In a brief clip shared on Twitter, the new season features scenes of Fleabag having a counselling session with her psychologist (veteran British actress Fiona Shaw) and flirting with a handsome priest — “the only person you want to see in the whole world,” she says — played by Andrew Scott, known to fans of “Sherlock” for playing devious Moriarty.
During a recent chat with journalists at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Waller-Bridge discussed how Scott’s character will be “central” to the new season.
“I really wanted somebody who would challenge Fleabag, a character that she couldn’t reduce to a kind of anecdote like she could with so many of the other characters in the last series,” she explained.
“And I wanted someone who was a match for her and, yet, was someone that is so different.” added Waller-Bridge. “They really challenge each other through the show, and they make each other think in different ways and see the world in a different way, and she comes out completely changed after her impact, after the impact he has on her. And, really, I think that this series is about the power, the impact that humans can have on each other’s lives really, and that they can arrive at any time in your life and be a surprise, and he certainly is a surprise to her.”
The new season of “Fleabag” airs in Britain on March 4; on this side of the pond, the second season will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video on May 17.