Amazon to Bring Back ‘Fleabag’ From ‘Han Solo’ Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Season 2

British actress writes series and won a BAFTA award for acting on first run

Last Updated: August 25, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

The BBC has renewed “Fleabag” for a Season 2, which will be carried in more than 200 countries by Amazon.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who can be seen in the upcoming “A Star Wars Story: Untitled Han Solo Film,” will return to the show as its writer and star. The busy writer-actress also serves as showrunner and executive producer of BBC America’s drama “Killing Eve,” which debuts next year.

“Fleabag” peers into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London, per Amazon’s official description. The show is based on Waller-Bridge’s play of the same name.

“The first season of ‘Fleabag’ introduced audiences to the brilliant and rebellious voice of Phoebe Waller-Bridge,” said Joe Lewis, head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. “She’s one of the best and most dynamic showrunners in TV today and we’re so excited to bring a new season of the smart and hilarious ‘Fleabag’ to customers soon.”

“I asked myself if ‘Fleabag’ has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since,” added Waller-Bridge. “Series 2 will be a whole new adventure and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.”

Season 2 of “Fleabag” is planned for 2019.