Anna Paquin-led drama “Flack” has been renewed for a six-episode second season at Pop TV, the now-fully-CBS-Corporation-owned network revealed during the Television Critics Association Friday.
In addition to the Season 2 renewal news was the announcement that Sam Neill (Paquin’s “The Piano” co-star) and Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0”), will be joining the cast of the Pop Original, which is set in the world of high-stakes celebrity public relations. Neill will have a multi-episode arc as Duncan, “who has a very complicated relationship with the PR agency boss, Caroline,” while Kim will play Scott Cole, “a tech titan who begins a romance with someone at the firm.”
Paquin returns for Season 2 of “Flack” as Robyn, “whose work and home lives collided catastrophically at the end of season one, when she could no longer resist the temptations of her myriad addictions,” per Pop.
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The series also stars Sophie Okonedo, Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson, Genevieve Angelson, Rufus Jones, Arinze Kene. Other Season 2 guest stars include Jane Horrocks, Giles Terera and Amanda Abbington, reprising her role as Alexa.
“Flack” is written by Oliver Lansley, produced by Debs Pisani and executive produced by Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams of Hat Trick Productions. Pete Thornton executive produces for UKTV with Paquin executive producing for CASM alongside Stephen Moyer, Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin. Season 2 will be directed by Alicia MacDonald, Oliver Lansley and Stephen Moyer.
A co-production with UKTV’s W Network, Season 2 of “Flack” beings production Friday in London.
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“One of the most exciting pieces of feedback I received after the season finale of ‘Flack’ was people begging for more episodes so they could continue to ride the intensely exciting rollercoaster of our show and find out what the future has in store for our characters,” Paquin said. “So, it is with such joy and pride that I can confirm we are in fact about to start production on season two. Many questions were left unanswered, shocking plot twists were dropped into our viewers’ laps and this season I can promise even more of the darkly comedic client dramas as well as fascinating insight into the tumultuous personal lives of our exceptional ensemble of badass women.”
“‘Flack’ and its stellar cast, led by Anna Paquin, continues to illuminate the lengths people will go to to keep their indiscretions out of the news cycle or conversely, try to bring attention to them,” Justin Rosenblatt, executive vice president of Pop’s original programming and development. “With loads of verve and vigor, there’s so much more to resolve as these characters work to fix everyone else’s problems while struggling with their own.”
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“Flack” is part of Pop TV’s slate of original programming which includes the upcoming final season of the critically adored “Schitt’s Creek,” the newly launched “Florida Girls,” and the just announced “Best Intentions.” Pop will debut the fourth season of the fan-favorite series “One Day at a Time” in 2020.