An unexpected reunion from Fleabag co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott is coming in a surprising way!
The new trailer for season two of His Dark Materialswasn’t the only piece of news that Comic-Con brought, for it was also revealed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, actress and writer of hit shows Fleabag and Killing Eve, is joining the assemble for this new season.
Andrew Scott will be playing Colonel John Parry in this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novels, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be voicing his dæmon. Perhaps not the reunion we were expecting, but one we are grateful for nevertheless.
Scott added about this reunion and Waller-Bridge playing his dæmon:
“I’m really thrilled about that because it’s all about companionship and friendship and loyalty, and that’s what I feel about Phoebe in real life.” And we know that Colonel Parry’s dæmon is an osprey on the books, but can we have it be a fox? Just for the irony of it, of course.
Though it only lasted two seasons, Phoebe Waller-Bridges’ Fleabag garnered critical acclaim during its 12-episode run on BBC Three. Fans of the series will have one last treat to look forward to this fall.
Random House announced yesterday that it will publish Fleabag: Scriptures on November 5th, written by Waller-Bridges herself. In addition to a new story from the series creator, the full shooting scripts for seasons one and two will be included, stage directions and all.
The editor of Random House’s Sceptre Books described Fleabag: Scriptures in a press release:
Fleabag: Scriptures showcases all we’ve loved about Fleabag, but also proves that what we’ve seen on our screens is only the tip of the iceberg. The reading experience, with the stage directions and Phoebe’s original work, is just as rich as you’d imagine.
Fleabag originally started out as a one-woman show before being picked up as a full series. It follows Waller-Bridges’ character dealing with a personal loss while trying to rebuild her life with the help of her eccentric family.