Fleabag fans, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has finally wavered from her hard “No Season 3” stance; the bad news is that it will be a long, long time before she’ll consider making more of the Emmy-winning British series.
Waller-Bridge appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday evening and talked about whether her hit Amazon Prime series has a future, especially now that it’s earned her a trio of much-deserved Emmy Awards. She admitted that there is one more thing she wants to explore when it comes to the life of her eponymous misanthrope — but it’s going to be a while.
“I quite like the idea of coming back to her when — well, me — when I’m 50,” she told Meyers. “I feel like she would have had more life then, and God knows what she would’ve got up to. And actually seeing a character like that in a later stage of life I think is exciting. But I can’t — I think for now, she’s been through enough. We gotta let her go.”
Waller-Bridge had previously maintained that the second season of the snappy show would be its last. Most recently, she told reporters after the Emmys that the awards-season recognition “feels like the most beautiful, beautiful way to say goodbye to it” and that it “does feel like the story is complete.”
So, hey, any suggestion that she could be willing to revisit the character is progress! Waller-Bridge is right that it would be good fun to return to Fleabag’s life when she is nearing the age of the dreaded Godmother. Perhaps someone else would dare to try to lay claim to that headless statue and start the hijinks anew. [Winks directly into the camera.]
Fleabag Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Amazon.
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