W Renews The Utterly Fabulous ‘Flack’ For Season 2, With Sam Neill & Daniel Dae Kim Joining The Cast
UK channel W and US network Pop have renewed the brilliant PR dramedy ‘Flack‘ for a 2nd Season the broadcasters announced today. The show will also have a couple of new faces, with Sam Neill & Daniel Dae Kim joining the cast.
Set in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of celebrity PR, ‘Flack’ reflects the brutal reality and complexities of modern life where problems can go viral in an instant. The series centres on an American PR executive (Anna Paquin) living in London who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed.
“One of the most exciting pieces of feedback I received after the season finale of Flack was people begging for more episodes, so they could continue to ride the intensely exciting rollercoaster of our show and find out what the future had in store for our characters,” commented star and exec producer Anna Paquin. “And it is with such joy and pride that I can confirm we are in fact about to start production on season two. Many questions were left unanswered, shocking plot twists were dropped into our viewers’ laps, and this season I can promise even more of the darkly comedic client dramas, as well as fascinating insight into the tumultuous personal lives of our exceptional ensemble of badass women.”
Alongside Paquin’s celebrity PR Robyn, the series also stars Olivier and Academy Award-nominated Sophie Okonedo CBE (‘Wanderlust’, ‘Chimerica’) as PR boss Caroline, Lydia Wilson (‘About Time’, ‘Requiem’) as Eve, and Rebecca Benson (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The White Princess’) as Melody. Genevieve Angelson will also return as Robyn’s sister Ruth, alongside Rufus Jones and Arinze Kene.
Joining them in the 2nd season will be Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor Sam Neill who reunites with Paquin, his The Piano co-star, when he joins the cast for a multi-episode arc as Duncan, who has a very complicated relationship with PR agency boss, Caroline. In addition, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Daniel Dae Kim (‘The Good Doctor’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’) will also star this season as Scott Cole, a tech titan who begins a romance with someone at the firm. Other Season 2 guest stars include Jane Horrocks, Giles Terera and Amanda Abbington, reprising her role as Alexa.
Season 1 left viewers in the grizzly aftermath of a Premier League footballer’s wedding, Robyn’s work and home lives having collided catastrophically when she could no longer resist the temptations of her myriad of addictions. She did manage to save Melody from the clutches of a group of dangerously ‘friendly’ footballers before firing her as the PR intern (for her own good) but closer relationships proved to be damaged beyond repair, and having been rejected by her sister and normal ‘last port in a storm’ Ruth, Robyn finally realised that she’d run out of road.
Will Eve ever forgive Robyn, and on a broader scale, with Melody frozen out, will Mills Paulson PR ever be the same again? Caroline has bigger fish to fry in a shakeup that could change her business forever. Throughout all this the team continue to try their best to keep the outrageous indiscretions of their celebrity clients firmly behind closed doors.
The series has been ordered by Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning and Steve North, genre general manager for entertainment and comedy. ‘Flack’ is commissioned by Pete Thornton, UKTV head of scripted who will also oversee as executive producer for UKTV. Written by Oliver Lansley, ‘Flack’ is produced by Debs Pisani (‘Back to Life’, ‘Episodes’) and executive produced by Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams of Hat Trick Productions. Anna Paquin will also executive produce for CASM alongside Stephen Moyer, Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin with Justin Rosenblatt for Pop. The series will be directed by Alicia MacDonald, Oliver Lansley and Stephen Moyer (aka Mr Anna Paquin), with more casting news to follow in coming months.
‘Flack‘ Season 2 is expected to be broadcast in 2020 on W in the UK and Pop in the US.
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