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[05/18/16 - 07:54 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds "Fleabag," a New Half Hour Series Written by and Starring "Broadchurch's" Phoebe Waller-Bridge, to its Original Lineup
The series is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London.

[via press release from Amazon]

Amazon Prime Video Adds "Fleabag," a New Half Hour Series Written by and Starring "Broadchurch's" Phoebe Waller-Bridge, to its Original Lineup

Amazon has added the half hour series Fleabag, to its lineup of Amazon Original Series, which is scheduled premiere on Prime Video in the US this fall. Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing, Broadchurch), Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge's play Fleabag, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Critics' Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

"Rarely does talent as special as Phoebe Waller-Bridge appear," said Joe Lewis, Amazon's Head of Half Hour series. "From writing to acting, Fleabag is as compelling as Phoebe's talents are undeniable. We're excited to let customers laugh, cry and occasionally watch things get real awkward."

Waller-Bridge commented, "I'm over the moon to be working with Amazon on Fleabag. They are true risk-takers and it's incredibly exciting to be alongside the other amazing shows they are creating. This character is very close to my heart and I'm thrilled that she gets to cause mischief on both sides of the pond. I never imagined in a million years Amazon would be ordering something from me."

Fleabag also stars Brett Gelman (Twin Peaks), Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Bill Paterson (Outlander), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Hugh Skinner (Poldark), Jamie Demetriou (People Time), Jenny Rainsford (The Smoke),and Sian Clifford (Paddy). The series is directed by Harry Bradbeer (Dickensian), and executive produced by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (The Missing).

The series is produced by Jack and Harry Williams of Two Brothers Pictures and Lydia Hampson, directed by Harry Bradbeer (Dickensian, No Offence) and is distributed by all3media International.

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· FLEABAG (UNITED KINGDOM) (AMAZON)





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