Fleabag Could Come Back When She's 50

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Fleabag was one of those rare, beautifully self-contained shows that didn’t need a second season. But when it did air, nearly three years after the first, it was perfect television. Phoebe Waller-Bridge could end Fleabag’s run there and I’d be happy, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t also be happy if she brought back the show how she envisions it: with Fleabag at 50!

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On Late Night With Seth Meyers, Waller-Bridge talked about bringing her character back, not soon but someday. “I like the idea of coming back to her, well me, when I’m 50,” she says. “Because I feel like she would have had more life then, and god knows what she would’ve gotten up to.”

“Seeing a character like that in a later stage of life is exciting but I think for now, she’s been through enough,” she adds. “We gotta let her go.”

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Ugh, fine, Phoebe, I will let her go! But I’m setting an alarm for a few decades from now to check and see if this future Fleabag season is really happening.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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itsnotaboutthepasta
itsnotaboutthepasta

GOOD, honestly. It is one of the top 10 best pieces of television I’ve ever seen, and PWB shouldn’t be pressured into creativity just because we as a culture appear to love sequels. For example, Game of Thrones should have gone on hiatus to fully map out the plot of the remaining non-book seasons, rather than ... whatever the hell it is that they did in the writers’ room.

What’s worse, never getting a third season of Fleabag, or getting a lackluster and uninspired third season of Fleabag?