If you haven’t been keeping up with TV from across the pond, then you have been missing out on the dark comedy “Fleabag,” a BAFTA-winning series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The series is getting a domestic debut on the small screen this month, thanks to a new IFC acquisition.
IFC confirmed this week that the popular series will be coming to the network later this month, and we even have a premiere date to share. The six-part series will premiere on IFC on Boxing Day, December 26th. All six episodes of the series will air beginning at 11:00 pm and encore again in late night.
Adapted from her play of the same name, “Fleabag” follows a dry-witted, unfiltered woman navigating life and love in London while trying to cope with a recent tragedy.
In addition to Fleabag, Waller-Bridge is also the writer and executive producer of the hit series “Killing Eve,” which earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a drama series, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominations for Best Drama, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for star Sandra Oh. “Killing Eve” airs on IFC’s sister network, BBC America, and was one of the breakout hits of 2018.
“Darkly witty and slyly subversive, Fleabag is unlike anything else on telly,” said Blake Callaway, executive director of IFC. “We are delighted to welcome the ‘slightly off’ vision of Phoebe Waller-Bridge to IFC.”
The half-hour comedy is the newest addition to IFC’s growing international comedy line-up that includes two British series from Matt Berry. Fans of Berry should look for “Toast of London” and the upcoming original co-production “Year of the Rabbit”. If you need even more comedy in your life, look for Canada’s “Baroness von Sketch Show”.
Fleabag is produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three and Amazon Prime USA in association with DryWrite, directed by Harry Bradbeer (Killing Eve), and executive produced by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (Liar) of Two Brothers Pictures, Lydia Hampson (Cheat) and Waller-Bridge, and distributed by all3media International.
If you don’t want to wait, and you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can catch the episodes right here on Amazon for free.