Fleabag Season 2 is already quietly renewed, but could there be a third season? A decision wont be made for some time, but creator/star Phoebe Waller-Bridge doesn’t seem short of ideas having landed on the structure for the “completely different” second chapter, per Variety:
I was told in the first place to keep things open at the end of the season. But her arc closes off, and the relationship between her and the audience ends. So when it first came up about doing another season, I was like No way. I can’t see a way back in, and I don’t want to milk it. I don’t want to flog it. But then Amazon gave me a little time to think about it, and then just one day I’m on a bus and just was like hold on, I think I’ve found a new way in.
The promise I made is that it will be something completely different. It will still be her and her story, but in a completely different time of her life. You know how parts of your life feel different to you, when you look back nostalgically? I just sort of felt like that series should just feel like a stage in her life when that happened. And then I’m gonna go into a new stage in her life, so there’ll be a whole new structure and story and everything. I think I’ve found a way to do it.
But really, I kept saying to myself: Are you going to regret not doing it? Which one are you gonna regret more — not doing it or doing it? Cos if I f— it up, at least I had a go. There’s so much material that I was trying to get into Season 1 that didn’t fit in that story, but there’s still loads of material that I could see working with her. So I’m just gonna see what pops out.
Fleabag Season 2 is expected in 2018 on BBC Three/Amazon. Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renew/cancel status of Fleabag Season 3…