Amazon’s Fleabag adds Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw for season two


Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw have joined the cast of Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedy Fleabag.

Fleabag, the acclaimed BBC and Amazon comedy series created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has found two new illustrious guest stars for season two. It is no wonder that powerhouses Kristin Scott Thomas (Tomb Raider, The English Patient) and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve) were attracted to the brilliant and outrageous female-lead comedy series. The show is often startling direct, hilariously raunchy, and intelligently gets to the core of taboo female issues.

Thomas raved:

"“Phoebe Waller-Bridge cannot be ignored. She manages to hit core issues with sledgehammer brutality as she trips along with a spring in her step. I laughed helplessly as I binge watched the first brilliantly funny series and enjoyed being aghast at times. I was very flattered to be asked to be in series two.”"

Shaw had the opportunity to work with Waller-Bridge on series one of the brilliant Killing Eve and wanted more. She only had positive things to say about the creator according to Deadline.

"“Phoebe’s mind is like nothing else.”"

Waller-Bridge’s reaction to the involvement of these acting legends in her show is typical of her outrageous brand of comedy.

"“They literally begged me to be in it. Begged me. Begged. One of them was crying.”"

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I don’t doubt that both of them saw a unique opportunity with this show, but I do doubt that much begging was necessary. These two women will be perfect in this series and I can’t wait to see what they get up to in season two. Waller-Bridge’s mind is indeed like nothing else and she has quite a lot left to say. Scott and Shaw join Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and the returning cast Olivia Colman, Sian Clifford, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Jenny Rainsford, and Hugh Skinner.

Fleabag season two is set to premiere on Amazon sometime this spring.

Source: Deadline