Today the BBC have finally revealed plot details, (brief) information on Andrew Scott's character, the identity of two guest stars and confirmation of returning characters.
Up until today, very little about the new series of Fleabag was known. All we knew was the Andrew Scott was joining the cast, but we didn't know who he'd be playing.
As the cast prepare for the premiere at London's BFI tonight (Thursday 24th January) the BBC have revealed a little bit more about the second series of the standout BBC Three hit.
We now know that Olivia Colman will return as Godmother, Sian Clifford returns as Claire, Bill Paterson is back playing Dad, Brett Gelman returns as Martin, Jenny Rainsford reprises the role of Boo, Hugh Skinner is back as Harry and Hugh Dennis will once again appear as Bank Manager.
Joining the cast for guest roles are Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE.
Speaking about guesting on the series, Kirstin Scott Thomas said “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 2.”
Whilst Fiona Shaw who Phoebe recently worked with on Killing Eve simply added “Phoebe's mind is like nothing else.”
Speaking about welcoming Kristin and Fiona to the cast Phoebe revealed “They literally begged me to be in it. Begged me. Begged. One of them was crying.”
As for Andrew Scott, his character is still somewhat shrouded in secrecy, but we are told that he'll be playing a priest who jolts Fleabag into seeing the world in a different way.
So where does series two of Fleabag pick up from? Well, it'll pick up a year on from the end of the series and there are still old wounds to unpick as well as new ones to dress. The next chapter of Fleabag’s life promises to take her to hell and back.
Since the end of the last series when her entire family rejected her, her darkest secret was revealed and she nearly threw herself in front of a car, she’s back for more laughs than ever.
Fleabag and Claire are brought together by an unexpected attack and tensions rise as another side of her sister emerges. Further afield, Dad still can’t look Fleabag in the eye and Godmother slithers closer into the girls’ lives.
Joyful, bleak, poignant and sucker-punch funny, the original cast is joined by a car-crash of new characters as we delve further into the world of Fleabag. With hope and faith at the core of Series 2, our heroine finds herself in the midst of a battle she is determined to win: Fleabag Vs God.
Fleabag returns soon on BBC Three