'Sherlock' Star Andrew Scott Joins Second Season of 'Fleabag'

The next episodes of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit Amazon/BBC comedy has started shooting.
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Andrew Scott, famed for playing Benedict Cumberbatch's archnemesis in Sherlock and star of the most recent James Bond installment, Spectre, has joined the second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's award-winning comedy, which has starting shooting.

Rejoining the principal cast for the second outing of the hit Amazon/BBC show are season-one stars Olivia Colman (currently starring as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown), Sian Clifford, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Jenny Rainsford and Hugh Skinner. 

"I can't believe they let me do this again," said Waller-Bridge. "I'm so happy to be back with the incredible Fleabag team, and I'm as surprised as anyone about where this series has taken us. Thank God for Andrew Scott."  

Fleabag, which began as a one-person stage show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, became a sleeper hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 2016, marking Waller-Bridge as a major creative talent. She has since appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story, while the Sandra Oh-starring drama Killing Eve, which she wrote and exec produces, has received widespread acclaim — including a best drama actress Emmy nomination for Oh — since launching in the U.S. earlier this year. 

Written by Waller-Bridge and directed by Harry Bradbeer, Fleabag is produced by Sarah Hammond, with Waller-Bridge, Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson and Jack and Harry Williams for Two Brothers Pictures exec producing. The show is a Two Brothers Pictures production in association with DryWrite for the BBC and Amazon Studios.