Fleabag: “There will not be a third series”

Sian Clifford, who plays Claire in Fleabag, has told BBC News that there “will not be a third series” of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s incredible comedy-drama series. You can read more of the interview right here…

“There will not be a third series,” Clifford explained during an appearance on BBC Breakfast. “This is it.”

Clifford’s character’s sisterly relationship with the title character has been a major part of the narrative in Fleabag season 2, and Clifford has promised that this 6-part season will bring the series to a close with a “beautiful, perfect ending”.

Building on that statement, Clifford said this in the interview: “I’ve described it online as a beautiful, perfect ending, and I think it is, but I think what it’s closer to is poetry. I think people will accept that this is the end, when they see it, because I think it is complete. I think the story is complete.”

The first series of Fleabag built up to the emotional reveal that Waller-Bridge’s protagonist slept with her best friend’s partner, which in turn led to that friend stepping out in front of a bus. The second series has seen Fleabag, still struggling to come to terms with those facts, forging an unlikely alliance with a priest played by Andrew Scott.

Fleabag season 2 episode 6 will air tonight, 8th April 2019, at 22:35 on BBC One. This is the final episode of the show, it would seem…