Fleabag


Fleabag is a six-part British comedy television series set in London. It was produced by Two Brothers Pictures for digital channel BBC Three [1] and in a co-production agreement withAmazon Studios . [2] The show premiered it 21 July 2016. [3] Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as the character hand , Fleabag, a young woman Attempting to navigate modern life in London. Waller-Bridge has confirmed that a second season will be shot in November 2017 and broadcast in 2018. [4]

Background

The show is adapted from Waller-Bridge Edinburgh’s 2013 one-woman play of the Sámi name qui won the Fringe First Award. [5] [6] [7] The original idea of the character of Fleabag cam from a challenge by a friend, Where Waller-Bridge Was tasked with Creating a sketch for a 10-minute section in a stand-up storytelling night. [8]

Cast

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag [9]
  • Hugh Skinner as Harry
  • Sian Clifford as Claire
  • Brett Gelman as Martin
  • Bill Paterson as Dad
  • Olivia Colman as Godmother
  • Ben Aldridge have Arsehole Guy
  • Jamie Demetriou as Bus Rodent
  • Jenny Rainsford as Boo
  • Hugh Dennis as Bank Manager

Waller-Bridge’s sister composed the music, and her mother appears in a cameo as the lecturer during the feminist talk in the first episode. [8]

Distribution and broadcast

Following the initial release is the BBC Three series Was it broadcast BBC Two entre 21 August and 25 September 2016. It was picked up by the on-demand Amazon Video service and premiered in the United States is 16 September 2016. [7] [10 ]

Critical reception

Fleabag has received positive reviews. Metacritic gave it an 88 score, [11] with Emily Nussbaum from The New Yorker calling it “a precision black-humor mechanism, a warped and affecting fable about a single woman’s existence.” [12] Mo Ryan at Variety called it scathingly funny. [13] Mike Hale in The New York Times praised the show for its “restless, almost feral energy and its slap-in-the-face attitude.” [14] Tim Goodman from The Hollywood Reporter saw the show as “heralding a very distinctive new voice on television.” [15] Alan Sepinwall from HitFix described the show as “something achingly beautiful.” [16]

Awards and nominations

year Award Category nominee result Ref.
2016 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Comedy Series Fleabag Nominated [17]
Best Actress in a Comedy Series Phoebe Waller-Bridge Nominated
Broadcast Awards Best Comedy Program Fleabag Nominated [18]
Best Original Program Fleabag Won
Best Multichannel Program Fleabag Won
2017 Dorian Awards Unsung TV Show of the Year Fleabag Nominated [19]
NME Awards Best TV Series Fleabag Won [20]
Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards Best TV Location Comedy Fleabag – “Episode one” Won [21]
Royal Television Society Awards Best Writing – Comedy Phoebe Waller-Bridge Won [22]
Breakthrough Phoebe Waller-Bridge Won
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Writer Phoebe Waller Bridge Won [23]
BAFTA Television Awards Best Scripted Comedy Fleabag Nominated [24]
Best Female Performance in a Comedy Program Olivia Colman Nominated
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Won
BAFTA Television Craft Awards Best Editing: Fiction Gary Dollner Nominated [25]
Best Writer: Comedy Phoebe Waller-Bridge Nominated
Breakthrough Talent Award Phoebe Waller-Bridge Nominated
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Fleabag Pending [26]
Individual Achievement in Comedy Phoebe Waller-Bridge Pending
Golden Nymph Awards Best TV Comedy Series Fleabag Won [27]
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Phoebe Waller-Bridge Won
Rockie Awards Best Comedy Series – English Language Fleabag Won [28]

DVD

The complete first series was released on DVD on the 3rd October 2016 by Dazzler Media.

References

  1. Jump up^ Bullimore, Emma (July 19, 2016). “Seven reasons why feminist comedy Fleabag will be your latest TV addiction” . Stylist . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Day, Elizabeth (July 7, 2016). “Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge on female anger, emotional honesty -and fancying Barack Obama” . The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ Rees, Jasper (September 16, 2016). “Fleabag: a gloriously rude, and far funnier, update of Bridget Jones – review” . The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ “Fleabag WILL be back in 2018 says Phoebe Waller-Bridge” . RadioTimes . 18 March 2017 . Retrieved 19 June 2017 .
  5. Jump up^ MJ (20 April 2016). “Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag coming to BBC Three” . BBC . Retrieved 9 August 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Drywrite and Soho Theater present Fleabag” . Soho Theater . May 2015 . Retrieved 9 August 2016 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Barraclough, Leo (19 May 2016). “Amazon Acquires Comedy Series ‘Fleabag’ From ‘Broadchurch’s’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge” . Variety . Retrieved 9 August 2016 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b Jung, E. Alex (20 September 2016). “Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Her Amazon Show Fleabag, Sex Jokes, and Ryan Gosling Feminism” . Vuture . Retrieved 26 September 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ Delgado, Kasia (21 August 2016). “Fleabag is an unflinching, clever look at tricky youth, terrible sex and self-destruction . ” Radio Times . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  10. Jump up^ Schwartz, Ryan (7 August 2016). “Transparent Season 3, High Castle Season 2, Woody Allen Comedy and Others Get Amazon Premiere Dates” . TVLine.com .
  11. Jump up^ “Fleabag” . Metacritic . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  12. Jump up^ Nussbaum, Emily (26 September 2016). ” ” Fleabag, “an Original Bad-Girl Comedy” . The New Yorker . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  13. Jump up^ Ryan, Maureen (7 September 2016). “TV Review: ‘One Mississippi’ and ‘Fleabag'” . Variety . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  14. Jump up^ Hale, Mike (September 15, 2016). “Review: ‘Fleabag,’ Biting, Bitter and Pushing Boundaries’ . The New York Times . Retrieved 25 September2016 .
  15. Jump up^ Goodman, Tim (16 September 2016). ” ‘ Fleabag’: TV Review” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  16. Jump up^ Sepinwall, Alan (15 September 2016). “Review: Amazon’s ‘Fleabag’ a terrific mix of raunchy comedy and painful drama” . HitFix . Retrieved 25 September 2016 .
  17. Jump up^ Lincoln, Ross A. (14 November 2016). “Critics’ Choice TV Nominations Unveiled” . Deadline . Retrieved 16 November 2016 .
  18. Jump up^ “Broadcast Awards Shortlist 2017” . Broadcast Magazine. 24 November 2016 . Retrieved 13 December 2016 .
  19. Jump up^ Dry, Jude. “‘Moonlight’ Sweeps Gay and Lesbian Critics Association’s Dorian Awards – IndieWire” . Www.indiewire.com .
  20. Jump up^ “‘Fleabag’ named Best TV Series supported by Domino’s at the VO5 NME Awards 2017 – NME” . 15 February 2017.
  21. Jump up^ “Writer’s Guild Awards 2017” . Writersguild.org.uk . Retrieved May 25,2017 .
  22. Jump up^ “RTS Awards 2017” . Royal Television Society. 21 March 2017 . Retrieved 15 April 2017 .
  23. Jump up^ “The Night Manager, The Crown, Planet Earth II and Desert Island Discs take prizes at 43rd Broadcasting Press Guild Awards . ” 17 March 2017.
  24. Jump up^ “Bafta Television Awards Shortlist 2017” . BAFTA. 11 April 2017 . Retrieved 15 April 2017 .
  25. Jump up^ “Bafta Television Craft Awards Shortlist 2017” . BAFTA. 26 March 2017 . Retrieved 15 April 2017 .
  26. Jump up^ Stanhope, Kate (June 19, 2017). ” ‘ Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘This Is Us’ and ‘Atlanta’s 2017 TV Critic Awards Nominations’ . The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 June 2017 .
  27. Jump up^ “Awards of the Golden Nymphs 2017” . Monte-Carlo Television Festival (in French) . 20 June 2017 . Retrieved 22 June 2017 .
  28. Jump up^ “Rockie Awards Program Competition” . Banff World Media Festival. 17 June 2017 . Retrieved 22 June 2017 .

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