Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Working On Her Next Fleabag
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has renewed her deal with Amazon, which includes a new show she will be executive producing.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Amazon have renewed the deal that resulted from the hit show Fleabag, and it looks like the deal includes multiple projects from the actress and writer. The Hollywood Reporter revealed the news that the two parties reached an unspecified eight-figure agreement that includes an adaptation of the Claudia Lux novel Sign Here. The new show has a dark sense of humor that parallels that of Fleabag and is sure to bring fans of the actress to watch.
Fleabag was originally a one-woman stage play that was written by and starred Phoebe Waller-Bridge before it was turned into a television series by BBC Three and Amazon Studios. Filled with dry humor, fourth-wall breaking commentary and exposition, and characters with names like Arsehole Guy, Bus Rodent, and Hot Priest. The title of the show refers to the main character, who is referred to as Fleabag and is never properly named in the series.
Fleabag ran for two six-episode seasons, the second being the beginning of the deal between Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Amazon. The second season followed a hiatus that was almost three years long, premiering in 2019 on Amazon Prime. Meanwhile, the actress and writer was displaying her talents elsewhere, in shows such as Killing Eve and movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Sign Here has a more supernatural bent to it, following an employee who works in Hell – literally. Peyote Trip works in the deals department of Hell, but has a plan that could change both his life and afterlife forever. The novel is the first from author Claudia Lux, who is also penning the script and executive producing, alongside Pheobe Waller-Bridge and Jenny Robins of Well Street Films.
The deal between Pheobe Waller-Bridge and Amazon includes another, undisclosed show that appears to be a mystery series. It is not known if this series will come to fruition, as production was scheduled to begin last year, and has not been confirmed as actually taking place. This is because the actress and writer has been busy, with many projects circulating.
For example, fans can look forward to seeing her in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth installment of the series about the world’s most famous archaeologist, when that is released in the summer of 2023. She was also supposed to be in a television series adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, based on the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie movie, in which a married couple finds out that they are both assassins who have been hired to kill each other. The show stars Donald Glover, but Phoebe Waller-Bridge declined the offer to play opposite him.
The two thespians starred together in Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the role of android L3-37. They had a unique and tender relationship in that movie, and in real life the two are friendly, but their visions for the two starring characters differed, leading the actress to walk away. For fans, this was a blessing in disguise, as she can now devote more time to her other projects and the renewed Amazon deal.