Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of Fleabag, has revealed that she has plans of the bringing back the hit TV series for a third season when she turns 50.
The 34-year-old actress and screenwriter has spoken about a fantasy she has in which the show gets a revival in 16 years.
Speaking on a panel discussion at an Amazon event ahead of this year’s Emmy Awards – where the series has received a cool 11 nominations – Waller-Bridge said: ‘I have a fantasy of bringing Fleabag back when I’m 50.’
Her words where caught by AFP reporter Andrew Marszal who was live tweeting from the event and shared the news, adding that her comment came ‘straight after ruling out season 3.’
The second series of Fleabag received critical claim, with industry critics and avid viewers praising the writing and the performance of Waller-Bridge. In fact, it recently bagged three awards at the TCAs; Program Of The Year and Outstanding Achievement In Comedy, while Waller-Bridge won the trophy for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
But with the series being such a hit, can we really wait another decade and a half for a third season? Amazon, who is the US distributor of the show certainly can’t and we don’t blame them.
— Andrew Marszal (@andrewmarszal) August 6, 2019
‘Anything Phoebe wants to do, nothing would make us happier to bring another season of her show. Anything she wants to do. I’m forever the optimist,’ said Amazon boss Jennifer Salke.
However, Sian Clifford, who plays Fleabag’s neurotic sister Claire, explained why the show was coming to end during an interview on BBC Breakfast, telling the show hosts: ‘I’ve described it online as this beautiful perfect ending, and I think it is but I think what it’s closer to is poetry.
‘I think people will accept this is the end when they see it, because I think it is complete. I think the story is complete.’