Phoebe Waller-Bridge may not be done with her “Fleabag” character after all. (But don’t get too excited, Amazon Prime Video executives and subscribers.)
“I quite like the idea of coming back to her — well, me — when I’m 50,” Waller-Bridge told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Tuesday. “Because I feel like she would have had more life then and God knows what she would have got up to.”
Waller-Bridge is 34 years old now, so that would be a 16 year wait. On the plus side, Amazon just locked PWB up to create some new brilliance for the giant corporation’s streaming-video platform.
“And actually seeing a character like that in a later stage of life I think is exciting,” Waller-Bridge continued. “But I think for now, she’s been through enough. We’ve got to let her go.”
“Let’s let her have some rest,” Meyers said. “Some well-deserved rest.”
Waller-Bridge hosts NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Meyers’ old stomping grounds, this weekend.
Count Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke among those who do not want to wait until the year 2035 for more “Fleabag.”
“I’m basically her stalker,” Salke said of Waller-Bridge at this summer’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. “Anything Phoebe wants to do we are signed up to do. Nothing would make us happier than to have her bring another season of that show, or anything else she wants to do. I’m forever the optimist. I remain always hopeful until it’s really over.”
Well, the two-season, Emmy-gobbling comedy is over — for now.