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What if a play like Richard III was less about a megalomaniacal madman and more about a neurotic nymphomaniac living in London? Fleabag, the brainchild of creator/writer/star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is British comedy at its finest, complete with some fourth-wall-breaking to please fans of the bard.
The whole saga began as Waller-Bridges one-woman show, which began as a challenge from a friend to create a sketch for a 10-minute stand-up storytelling night. Waller-Bridge then took her brainchild to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it seized the coveted Fringe First Award. Fleabag (yes, that’s our heroine’s name), a woman with a famously dry wit skips through life with no filter, as she navigates precarious relationships in London while coping with tragedy. Angry and grief-riddled, she tends to reject anyone who even tries to help her, all while always cracking a joke and maintaining a jovial facade through it all. The show ended after two raucously funny seasons, but Waller-Bridge may revive/revisit the character once she turns 50.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Fleabag online.
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag
- Sian Clifford as Claire
- Olivia Colman as Fleabag’s godmother
- Bill Paterson as Fleabag’s dad
- Brett Gelman as Martin
- Hugh Skinner as Harry
- Hugh Dennis as Bank Manager
- Ben Aldridge as Arsehole Guy
- Jamie Demetriou as Bus Rodent
- Jenny Rainsford as Boo
- Andrew Scott as The Priest
- Fiona Shaw as Fleabag’s counselor
- Kristin Scott Thomas as Belinda
- Ray Fearon as Hot Misogynist
- Angus Imrie as Jake
- Christian Hillborg as Klare
- Jo Martin as Pam
How many seasons of Fleabag are there?
The show ended after two raucously funny seasons (2016-2019), but Waller-Bridge may revive/revisit the character once she turns 50.
What channel is Fleabag on?
Fleabag is distributed in the U.S. on Amazon Prime Video.
How to watch Fleabag
- Cost: $119 per year (after 3o-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services available, in large part because it comes complimentary with every Prime membership. If you’re addicted to 2-day shipping and binging TV shows, it’s one of the best-streaming destinations. Along with Fleabag, there are plenty of exclusives that make having access to the library worth having, including Good Omens, The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Transparent, and The Tick. Best of all, if you’re a student, you can get six months free before you commit for the rest of the year.
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.