Flack season 2: Everything we know so far about the return of the dark Anna Paquin comedy

Our guide to series 2 of the comedy, including news of the major guest stars.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 2 August 2019 - 2.13pm
Comedy

W Channel

Flack

Anna Paquin will be back as Robyn, the Queen of PR, in a second series of Flack.

The dark comedy drama series about the high-stakes world of celebrity PR won critical acclaim for its first season earlier in 2019.

"One of the most exciting pieces of feedback I received after the season finale of Flack was people begging for more episodes, so they could continue to ride the intensely exciting rollercoaster of our show and find out what the future had in store for our characters," said star and producer Anna Paquin.

 

Anna Paquin as Robyn in Flack

“Many questions were left unanswered, shocking plot twists were dropped into our viewers’ laps, and this season I can promise even more of the darkly comedic client dramas, as well as fascinating insight into the tumultuous personal lives of our exceptional ensemble of badass women."

Alongside Paquin, the series stars Sophie Okonedo as PR boss Caroline, Lydia Wilson as PR Eve and Rebecca Benson as the innocent intern Melody.

Genevieve Angelson plays Robyn’s sister Ruth and Rufus Jones plays Ruth’s husband Mark.

Who has joined the cast for series 2?

Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor Sam Neill will reunite with Paquin, his The Piano co-star, when he joins the cast for a multi-episode arc as Duncan, who has a very complicated relationship with PR agency boss, Caroline.

Daniel Dae Kim (Stowaway, Always Be My Maybe) will also star this season as Scott Cole, a tech titan who begins a romance with someone at the firm.

Other season two guest stars will include Jane Horrocks, Giles Terera and Amanda Abbington, reprising her role as Alexa.

Spoilers – What happened at the end of series 1?

Lydia Wilson as Eve in W drama Flack

Series one left viewers in the grizzly aftermath of a Premier League footballer’s wedding, Robyn’s work and home lives having collided catastrophically when she could no longer resist the temptations of her myriad of addictions. 

She saved Melody from the clutches of a group of dangerously 'friendly' footballers before firing her as the PR intern (for her own good) but closer relationships proved to be damaged beyond repair; having been rejected by her sister and normal 'last port in a storm' Ruth, Robyn finally realised that she’d run out of road.

Flack airs on W channel.