Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s sharp comedy series “Fleabag” was the darling of last night’s 71st Primetime Emmy Awards where the show took home four honors including Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actress, and honors for writing and direction.
Waller-Bridge pens, produces and stars in the series as a sexually promiscuous woman trying to survive in modern London. The recent second season is the highest-rated TV series on Metacritic for this year with a 96/100 score whilst also starting a meme about former “Sherlock” star Andrew Scott‘s ‘Hot Priest’ character.
It’s also a series known for its brevity – each season is only six episodes each, and each episode clocks in at around 25 minutes meaning you could make it through both seasons in the space of an afternoon.
Waller-Bridge has also previously made it clear she has no plans to do more, the second season offering a definitive and bittersweet ending.
Speaking with The Los Angeles Times, she indicates all of last night’s wins have only strengthened her resolve: “This just feels like the most beautiful, beautiful way to say goodbye to it. It does feel nice to go out on a high. You can’t get higher than this.”
The series’ success began in April when the second season was released on Amazon and the show’s buzz and momentum quickly built.