Fleabag season 3: Will there be a third series to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit TV show?

23 May 2019, 12:58 | Updated: 23 May 2019, 13:06

Will Fleabag have another series?
Will Fleabag have another series? Picture: BBC

Fans want writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge to bring Fleabag back - but is the story over?

BBC Three’s incredible drama Fleabag came to an emotional end last week.

The finale episode of the second series had been highly anticipated by excited viewers - and it definitely didn’t disappoint, with the last scenes being described as ‘perfect’.

But as Twitter users rushed to praise writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a 'genius' for her portrayal of Fleabag, many were left wondering whether there’s room for a third season. Well, wonder no more...

Will there be a third series to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit TV show?

Unfortunately, it looks like there won't be another series as actress Sian Clifford – who plays Fleabag’s uptight sister Claire – dashed the nation’s dreams when she told BBC Breakfast “it is complete.”

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Asked by the presenter: “Will there be more?” Sian replied: “There will not be a third series. This is it. I think I’ve described it online as this beautiful perfect ending, and 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.”

Phoebe herself also seemingly confirmed the heartbreaking news, telling the BBC earlier this year it would be 'the final curtain'.

What is Fleabag about?

The BBC series - which originally premiered on 21 July 2016 - follows a struggling millennial who runs a failing guinea pig café.

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Show creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote and starred as the protagonist, Fleabag who finds herself in constant rows with her family and ends up falling for some questionable love interests.

The latest season saw Fleabag attempting to ditch booze in favour of a healthy lifestyle as well as turning to religion where she strikes up a relationship with a hot priest, played by Irish actor Andrew Scott.

What was the season 2 finale about?

A lot went on in the last episode, with Claire’s sister finally ending things with her alcoholic husband Martin, before confessing her feelings for one true love, Klare.

Elsewhere in the family, Fleabag and her dad had a heart-to-heart and vowed to try and understand each other better.

Fleabag had to say goodbye to the hot Priest
Fleabag had to say goodbye to the hot Priest. Picture: BBC

But arguably the most notable moment, was Fleabag ending her romance with the hot priest after he chose to remain true to his faith rather than leave the church for her.

What happened with the hot priest?

In the heartbreaking final scenes, Fleabag and the priest tell each other that they love one another before he walks away forever.

One last poignant moment sees Fleabag's bus cancelled, she then sighs, rolls her eyes and starts walk home.

As the camera follows, she smiles and shakes her head, before turning and giving the camera a final wave.

In a recent phone interview with The New York Times, writer Phoebe explained why she decided to introduce the hot priest into the storyline, admitting she wanted: "something bigger, something outside of her own psyche.”

She said: “I thought it was the thing that would surprise and fascinate Fleabag the most.

"He is the absolute opposite to her in what he believes and how he wants to live, and yet there is a connection. Fleabag chose a life of casual sex, he chose a life of celibacy. Both choices are informed by their personal lives and what they believe they need to survive.”

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