Hit BBC comedy 'Fleabag' not returning for a third series

‘Fleabag’ is set to end after its second season (BBC)
‘Fleabag’ is set to end after its second season (BBC)

Fleabag actor Sian Clifford has revealed that there won’t be a third series of the hugely popular comedy show, meaning that it will end indefinitely after its second season concludes on Monday 8 April.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Clifford – who plays the title character’s sister Claire on the show – shut down speculation that there will be more episodes for fans to look forward to in the future.

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“This is it,” she explained to hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty as she sported a glum-looking face. “I think I described it online as this beautiful, perfect ending and it is, but what it’s closer to is poetry. I think that people will accept that this is the end when they see it.

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“It’s complete. I think the story is complete.”

Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the first series saw Fleabag navigating awkward romantic encounters and general London life whilst also struggling to come to terms with the death of her best friend. The second series has seen her tackle a very different problem: falling for a priest who has has taken a vow of celibacy.

Said priest is played by Sherlock star Andrew Scott, who has proved a popular addition if social media is anything to go by. Dubbed ‘the Hot Priest,’ he’s even increased sales of Marks & Spencer‘s own-brand of canned gin and tonic after he was seen swigging them in a recent episode.

Other guest stars across the series’ run have included Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again actor Hugh Skinner, Fiona Shaw, Outnumbered‘s Hugh Dennis, Kristin Scott Thomas and The Favourite‘s Olivia Colman.

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The second season of Waller-Bridge’s equally beloved drama Killing Eve, which sees Sandra Oh’s British Intelligence operative Eve Polastri become obsessed with hunting down Jodie Comer’s assassin Villanelle, is set to premiere in the US on 7 April 2019.

As it stands, a UK air date has yet to be confirmed.