When the first season of Fleabag came out in 2016, it was a huge hit. The show was based on Phoebe Waller-one-woman Bridge’s stage play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013. Fleabag made its debut in August 2016 on BBC Two and in September 2016 on Amazon Prime Video. In 2019, the show came back for a second season and became a cultural phenomenon.
Even though the script gives the character a name, Phoebe’s character is called Fleabag. In an interview with Decider in 2016, Phoebe talked about how the name of the show came to be. Phoebe said, “I also wanted something that would give the character a subtext right away.” “So, calling her “Fleabag” and the show “Fleabag” has the underlying meaning of “Fleabag-ness.” Then she puts herself together so well, with nice hair, lipstick, and a coat. She looks like she has everything together, but her name gives away the truth.”
Phoebe created, wrote, produced, and starred in the comedy series about a young woman who isn’t perfect and likes to break the fourth wall as she tries to deal with life in London and get over a recent tragedy. Season 2 won two Golden Globes and four Primetime Emmys. After how well the show did, many fans are excited about the possibility of a third season. What we know is as follows.
Will There Be A ‘Fleabag’ Season 3?
So far, it doesn’t look like there will be a third season of Fleabag. Phoebe has been adamant that the show should end after two seasons, at least for now. She told The Hollywood Reporter in August 2019: “I feel like it’s over, but I do have a fantasy of bringing her back when I’m, like, 45 or 50.” “Over the past two seasons, she’s been on the biggest journey. She started out kind of hating herself and ended up believing she could love again and forgive herself. I have to respect that story arc and let her go for a while.” She also said in the interview, “The reasons to end have never felt as gut-wrenching as they do now.” “I’m a big fan of the old gut,” she said.
Phoebe said again at the 2019 Emmys that she was going to end the show after two seasons. Phoebe told the press backstage after her big wins, “To be honest, this feels like the most beautiful, beautiful way to say goodbye to it.” “The story does feel like it’s over… It does feel right.”
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In March 2019, Phoebe said that season 2 of Fleabag was the “last curtain.” “I’ve given it some thought, and there won’t be one. She told BBC, “This is it; this is the last curtain.” “Yes, I did say that the last time,” he said. So there is still hope!
Andrew Scott would love to come back as the one and only Hot Priest if Fleabag ever got a third season. “There’s no question about it. Andrew told TV Insider in October 2019 that he would do whatever she asked if he came back for a third season. “But I’m glad the chapter is over for now because I think the ending was beautiful and perfect. It was a lovely way to end.”
Season 2 Ending
Fleabag and The Priest break up at the end of the second season, which is sad because they were together for so long and had a very hot scene where the word “kneel” was used in its sexiest way. Fleabag tells The Priest she loves him at the bus stop. He says, “It’ll pass,” which is a very sad thing to say. The Priest just needs to tell Fleabag that he loves her before he leaves. Even though they love each other, The Priest chooses his faith over their love. Fleabag sheds many, many tears as he walks away.
The last time Fleabag breaks the fourth wall, she turns around and shakes her head. She doesn’t want people to watch her anymore, which is another sign that the show is coming to an end. Fleabag gives one last wave, then turns around and keeps walking away.
In the finale, Fleabag’s father (Bill Paterson) gets married to the Godmother (Olivia Colman). The Priest performs the ceremony. Even though Claire’s marriage is falling apart, Fleabag and her sister are able to build a strong relationship. Claire (Sian Clifford) runs to the airport to catch up with Klare (Christian Hillborg).
After the last episode of season 2, Phoebe said that the last episode was almost very different. Phoebe told The Guardian that there was a time when they thought they couldn’t have the fox in the last scene. “I fought hard for it, so it was great to see it come to life and hear how people felt about it.”
In the middle of season 2, the fox makes its first appearance. When the Priest thinks a fox is hiding in the bushes, he gets very scared. “Foxes have been after me for years. The Priest tells Fleabag, “It’s like they made a deal or something.” The Priest screams again about the fox when Fleabag is talking about celibacy and why she could never be a priest because of it. In the last few minutes of the last episode of the series, after the Priest has left, the fox shows up in front of Fleabag at the bus stop. Fleabag tells the fox, “He went that way,” and points him in the direction of the Priest.
Phoebe hasn’t said anything about what the fox really means. During an interview on his late-night talk show in April 2020, Stephen Colbert asked her straight out what the fox means. Colbert was talking, but Phoebe turned the tables and asked him about his theory. Colbert said, “I think the fox is The Hound of Heaven.” Colbert then started to recite the Francis Thompson poem from memory, and Phoebe said she was “completely blown away.” Phoebe said, “Yes, that’s what it is” when he was done.
In a May 2019 interview, Andrew talked about the touching last scene of The Priest and Fleabag. He told IndieWire, “The most important part of that scene is that we know they love each other.” Andrew Scott said, “Now you know something you might have thought about these two people who have been watching them the whole time.” “I think what’s really moving is the declaration of love and the use of the word love, no matter what. Our love isn’t always enough. There are more things that go into making a love story.
Shows Similar To ‘Fleabag’
Even though nothing will really satisfy our Fleabag craving (unless there’s a season 3), there are a few shows that are similar to the Amazon Prime Video series that is worth watching. Killing Eve is the place to go if you want more PWB. The show, which stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, was made by Phoebe, and she was the head writer for the first season. Phoebe also made, wrote, and starred in Crashing, a British comedy show.
Even though Phoebe has nothing to do with these shows, the main female characters in Russian Doll and Girls are both flawed and can make you laugh out loud and break your heart at the same time. Russian Doll’s first season is on Netflix, and the second season is currently being made. On HBO Max, you can watch all 6 seasons of Girls. Derry Girls, an Irish sitcom that you can watch on Netflix in the U.S., has become a breakout hit, just like Fleabag did when it first came out. The show Derry Girls will be back soon for a third season. If you’re missing Fleabag, this is another show to add to your watch list.