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‘Fleabag’: Season 2’s Top 10 Breaks From Reality, Ranked (Column)

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‘Fleabag’: Season 2’s Top 10 Breaks From Reality, Ranked (Column)
The searing first season of “Fleabag” felt like a complete story in and of itself. As adapted from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show, the series expanded on the world of a woman wild with lust and grief with such expert ease that by the time it ended, even Waller-Bridge herself was sure that it was the last we’d see of her. Instead, she dug deeper and found something new to say about Fleabag, her acute self-loathing, and the startling way she could grow up beyond eating avocado toast and hoping for the best.

The resulting second season, which dropped May 17 on Amazon, is a meticulous triumph as gorgeous as it is wrenching. It gives Fleabag, her sister Claire (Sian Clifford), and father (Bill Paterson) moments of maturation a long time in the making. It sparingly uses caustic side characters like their condescending godmother (Olivia Colman) and Claire’s alcoholic
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Fleabag: Season Two Viewer Votes

How is Fleabag mudding through the second season of the Fleabag TV show on Amazon Prime Video? Usually, the Nielsen ratings play a big role in determining whether TV shows are cancelled or renewed. Amazon and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. Still, many viewers are frustrated their opinions weren't considered, before the BBC and Amazon cancelled Fleabag after its second season. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the Fleabag season two episodes. We invite you to rate them for us here.

A British Amazon comedy-drama, Fleabag stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Andrew Scott, Hugh Skinner, Ben Aldridge, and Hugh Dennis. The series follows a grieving young woman nicknamed “Fleabag,” as she tries to find her place in the world. At turns raunchy, awkward, and poignant,
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Fleabag: Is the Amazon TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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What's next for Fleabag? Has the Fleabag TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Amazon Prime Video? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Fleabag season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A British Amazon comedy-drama, Fleabag stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Andrew Scott, Hugh Skinner, Ben Aldridge, and Hugh Dennis. The series follows a grieving young woman nicknamed “Fleabag,” as she tries to find her place in the world. At turns raunchy, awkward, and poignant, the series centers on Fleabag’s life as a single woman, in the wake of the death of her best friend,
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Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ Adds Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss

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Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ Adds Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss
Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss and Olivia Williams have joined Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the cast of Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” the feature film adaptation of his award-winning stage play, Variety has confirmed.

Embankment represents worldwide sales, excluding France. CAA, UTA and Embankment co-represent the U.S.

In “The Father,” Hopkins plays the title role, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. “As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality,” according to Embankment.

The 2012 play, written and directed by Zeller, was first launched in Paris, winning a Moliere Award for best play, before hitting Broadway and London’s West End,
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Fleabag

Network: Amazon Prime Video.

Episodes: 12 (half-hour).

Seasons: Two.

TV show dates: September 16, 2016 — May 17, 2019.

Series status: Cancelled/Ended.

Performers include: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Andrew Scott, Hugh Skinner, Ben Aldridge, and Hugh Dennis.

TV show description:

From Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who stars in the title role, the Fleabag TV show is based on Waller-Bridge's one-woman play. Set in London, the British comedy-drama follows a grieving young woman nicknamed "Fleabag," as she tries to find her place in the world. Read More…
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Olivia Colman’s Emmy nomination ceiling is now down to 1 — will she get it?

Olivia Colman’s Emmy nomination ceiling is now down to 1 — will she get it?
What a difference a couple of months make. Just two months ago, Olivia Colman had a chance to get three Emmy nominations this year and our readers thought she’d get two max. Now? She only has a chance to get one — one that is by no means a lock, which means she could walk away with zero bids.

At the time of her Best Actress Oscar win for “The Favourite,” Colman ostensibly had three TV projects in play: “The Crown” (Best Drama Actress), “Fleabag” (Best Comedy Supporting Actress) and “Les Misérables” (Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress). In mid-March, Netflix confirmed that Season 3 of “The Crown,” in which Colman takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from reigning Emmy champ Claire Foy, will not premiere by the May 31 deadline, bringing her possible Emmy nomination tally down to two.

Last week, that number fell to one; as Gold Derby exclusively revealed,
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‘Fleabag’ Season Two Review: A Heaven-Sent Sequel

‘Fleabag’ Season Two Review: A Heaven-Sent Sequel
“I want to fuck a priest,” the title character of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s seriocomic gem Fleabag confesses early in the second season. For most shows, this would be utterly scandalous. For Fleabag — the ribald, scathingly funny, achingly heartfelt story of a grief-stricken young woman battling her most self-destructive impulses — it feels exactly right.

Fleabag’s reluctant flirtation with a handsome clergyman (Sherlock’s Andrew Scott) is meant not to shock but to illustrate the depths of her loneliness, while also having fun with how mortifying she finds this attraction. Between
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Cannes: 13 Buzziest Movies for Sale From Chris Hemsworth to Michelle Pfeiffer

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Cannes: 13 Buzziest Movies for Sale From Chris Hemsworth to Michelle Pfeiffer
The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just a destination for auteurs and high fashion on the most glamorous red carpet in the world. It’s also a big film market for producers to unveil projects in need of distribution or some serious cash. Here are 13 of the buzziest title that are looking to woo bidders in the South of France.

“Down Under Cover”

Director: Tbd

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tiffany Haddish

Buzz factor: It’s like “Magic Mike” meets “The Heat.” This comedy about two detectives who go undercover to crack a case involving Australian strippers already has big bidders circling. And the Internet cheering. Expect for it to land a home with a major distributor soon.

Agents: CAA, FilmNation

“Cherry”

Directors: Russo brothers

Cast: Tom Holland

Buzz factor: After directing what will probably be the biggest movies of all time, the co-directors behind “Avengers: Endgame” are scaling back in this
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18 Hot Sales Titles in Cannes, From ‘Moonfall’ to ‘Cherry’

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18 Hot Sales Titles in Cannes, From ‘Moonfall’ to ‘Cherry’
Well, this is it, folks. Time to talk about one of the most important film events of the year — the Cannes Film Festival — and which buzzy titles are up for grabs this year.

There’s a hot package starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish titled “Down Under Cover.” Roland Emmerich directs a sci-fi project called “Moonfall.” Newly minted Oscar winner Olivia Colman stars with Anthony Hopkins in a drama called “The Father.” And Anthony Mackie reunites with “Avengers” co-star Samuel L. Jackson in “The Banker,” while the Russo Brothers reteam with Tom Holland for “Cherry.”

This year’s lineup features everything from space odysseys to WWII dramas to rom-coms to political dramas. Some directors are heading back to the Croisette for their sixth time to compete (“Oh Mercy!” director Arnaud Desplechin), while others, like Florian Zeller, are traveling to the French Riviera town for the first time.

Also Read: Chris
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Cannes 2019 Preview & Hot List: If Winter Is Here For Indie Film Biz, Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All…

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Cannes 2019 Preview & Hot List: If Winter Is Here For Indie Film Biz, Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All…
Winter is coming. That has been the mantra for some time at the major film markets. So the slew of sizable packages announced for this year’s Cannes film market has left some scratching their heads. If, as has been the conversation, these are the last days of Rome for the independent film business, maybe things aren’t so bad after all.

“It’s up there with the highest volume of packages I can remember,” one financier told us.

“It is surprisingly buoyant,” a studio buyer remarked. “Last year wasn’t bad either with projects like Midway, 355 and Ironbark, but bearing in mind the supposed death of the indie film biz, it seems positive.”

Roland Emmerich is in town against with his $150 million sci-fi pic Moonfall, Rocket Science is launching a string of high-profile projects including a female-fronted, big-budget reboot of Cliffhanger, the Russo brothers will be talking to buyers
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of May 13, 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends, ‘Catch 22’ Drops

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Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Game of Thrones” comes to and end on HBO, and “Catch 22” drops on Hulu.

The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m.

The sitcom takes its final bow after 12 seasons with a double-bill. Tune in to bid farewell to beloved characters like Sheldon, Penny, Howard and Rajesh.

“Catch 22,” Hulu, Friday

With George Clooney on board as a star, executive producer and director, “Catch 22” is sure to be a big spectacle. Based on the classic Joseph Heller novel of the same name, the series features Christopher Abbott in the lead role of John Yossarian. Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie also star.

Fleabag,” Amazon, Friday

The hilarious,
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Film4 Development Slate Includes Steve McQueen, Lenny Abrahamson & Jonathan Glazer Projects — Cannes

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Film4 Development Slate Includes Steve McQueen, Lenny Abrahamson & Jonathan Glazer Projects — Cannes
UK funding stalwart Film4 held its annual pre-Cannes bash last night in London where it teased footage of projects in production and whetted industry appetite for films in development.

Film4 is a perennial presence during the awards season and at major festivals. The Favourite and Cold War scored 13 nominations with the Academy this year. At Cannes next week, the Daniel Battsek-led funder will be represented by Asif Kapadia’s anticipated soccer doc Diego Maradona as well as a host of projects in the market such as Olivia Colman starrer The Father.

Last night industry saw impressive sneak peaks of upcoming projects including Justin Kurzel’s The True History Of The Kelly Gang, Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Sarah Gavron’s Untitled Girls project and first-time filmmaker Rose Glass’s Saint Maud.

Steve Coogan’s thinly veiled Philip Green satire Greed drew laughter and there were
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Fleabag Season 2 Review

Fleabag Season 2 is just as funny, heartbreaking, and honest as the first season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's modern TV masterpiece.

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The best stories fill you up and give you the strength to move forward. They leave you with questions that make you feel connected rather than isolated, whole rather than lacking. Fleabag, which returns to Amazon Prime with its second and final six-episode season later this month, is a story like this.

Written by and starring the exceptionally-talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the show intimately follows the London-based, adventures of a woman we know only as Fleabag, as she continues to work through the grief following the deaths of both her mother and her best friend that occurred prior to the start of the series.

read more: Fleabag Season 1 Recap

Fleabag Season 1 was as close to a perfect modern storytelling experience as is possible (because let's destroy the myth
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Fleabag Season 2 Review: Fleabag Searches For A Miracle

As Fleabag enters its second season, it does so with something new on its mind.

There's still the excited and unique voice and tone, but there is something more at play.

The show and its characters are looking for meaning. In the case of the titular Fleabag, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who also wrote the season), it takes her on a journey of love and spiritual discovery.

Religion plays a large and looming role in the second season.

It's treated as both a barrier and a point of entry for Fleabag, where she must navigate what she believes in to find her center of sorts.

It's part of an unexpected love story, which shows growth and a new side of her.

Which is to say, she's changed since we last saw her.

Fleabag is more level-headed, more successful and confident with her life.

She's more refined in how she tackles her problems.
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The Favourite On Location: Costume designer Sandy Powell reveals all about the Oscar winner

This year, Yorgos Lanthimos’s darkly comic, female-led The Favourite blew everyone away. Cleaning up during awards season with no less than 10 Academy Awards nominations and winning seven BAFTAs which included wins for Queen Anne herself, Olivia Colman. Everything from the screenplay, direction, acting, cinematography, music, costume design, and production values all earned well deserved high praise.

Set during the 18th Century the film is loosely based on the story of the real-life Queen Anne (Colman) and the relationships between herself and two warring cousins Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough played by Rachel Weis, and Abigail Masham played by Emma Stone, who embroil themselves in cutthroat and devious plans to win over the Queens favour.

The majority of the film was shot at the historic and. beautiful Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, a location that is no stranger to the big screen. Once the home of the Tudor Queen, Elizabeth 1st, the
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‘Les Miserables’ composer John Murphy hasn’t seen the musical, so his score is more Velvet Underground than Broadway [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Les Miserables’ composer John Murphy hasn’t seen the musical, so his score is more Velvet Underground than Broadway [Exclusive Video Interview]
John Murphy composed the score for the new adaptation of “Les Miserables,” but competing with the iconic music from the Broadway version wasn’t an issue for him because, perhaps surprisingly, he’s “never actually seen the musical.” He did read Victor Hugo‘s original novel while he was on a concert tour through Europe in his early 20s, and then again a decade later. “Maybe that’s why I never went to see the musical,” he says, “because I didn’t want to be disappointed.” So when he was enlisted to work on this six-part PBS retelling of the novel, he jumped at the chance because it was so “personal” for him. Watch our exclusive video interview with Murphy above.

See Robert Downey, Jr. will be next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]

The series stars Dominic West as Jean Valjean, a convicted thief who’s mercilessly pursued by Inspector Javert (David Oyelowo). Meanwhile,
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‘Fleabag’ Season 2 Review: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Ascends to New Heights in Divine Amazon Sequel

‘Fleabag’ Season 2 Review: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Ascends to New Heights in Divine Amazon Sequel
“Fleabag” reestablishes itself as one of television’s elite series well before an insightful therapist (played by the all-powerful Fiona Shaw) asks Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s eponymous Bag, Flea if she wants to “fuck God.” But I dare anyone to imagine a more idyllic setup, let alone produce a story that can actually live up to it. That’s what the “Killing Eve” scribe and future Bond writer has done in the brilliant follow-up and savvy update to her 2016 breakout. Think about it: an emotional paradox in which the lead protagonist of a TV show wants to… fuck… God? And does she? Does she literally want to sleep with Him? Is she angry with Him? Is it both?

So many questions arise from the existential proposition, and Waller-Bridge manages to answer each one with the playful flick of her eyebrows or a fervent, frustrated frown. “Fleabag” evolves gracefully in Season 2, mowing
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Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman teaming for The Father

Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) have been cast in director Florian Zeller’s upcoming feature debut The Father, THR has revealed.

Based on Zeller’s acclaimed stage show, the film will see Hopkins portraying “a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality — as if the world, for a moment, has ceased to be logical.”

“The Father is a deeply personal performance showcase for Hopkins and Colman — a universally affecting story to which the audience directly relate their own lives and families,” said Tim Haslam of Embankment,
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Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman Set to Star in Film Adaptation of Stage Play The Father

Oscar-winning actors Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) have been cast in the French director Florian Zeller’s feature adaptation of the hit stage play The Father.

Hopkins will play the title role, the father of Colman’s character, who is described as “a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and reality itself.”

The 2012 play was written and directed by Zeller, and the screenplay was co-written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton.I think this sounds like a totally interesting and relatable story that can span the range of emotions that deal with aging, and evolving parent/kid relationships.
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Amazon Prime categories for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘A Very English Scandal,’ ‘Homecoming’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Amazon Prime. For this season, the streamer has returning comedy champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Rachel Brosnahan), returning programs “Catastrophe” and “Fleabag” (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), newcomers “Homecoming” (Julia Roberts) and “Jack Ryan” (John Krasinski) plus limited series “A Very English Scandal” (Hugh Grant) and “Good Omens” (David Tennant) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Amazon lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama, TV movies and limited series. More names might be added by the company on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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