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Phoebe Waller-Bridge reunites with Fleabag team to sign major Amazon Prime deal

She’s one of the hottest names in showbiz right now and dominated the Primetime Emmys on Sunday.  

And having sewn the seeds of success, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has now signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios and has revealed she’ll work on new projects with the Fleabag team. 

The 34-year-old actress, who is the mastermind behind award-winning Fleabag and is the writer of Killing Eve, has inked a huge contract with the streamer meaning she’ll create and produce new content that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. 

Talent: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is the mastermind behind award-winning Fleabag and writer of Killing Eve, has inked a huge contract with Amazon [pictured at the Chateau Mamont after winning 3 Emmys on Sunday night]

She said of her new television gig: ‘I’m insanely excited to be continuing my relationship with Amazon. Working with the team on Fleabag was the creative partnership dreams are made of. It really feels like home. I can’t wait to get going!’ 

The new deal comes just days after Phoebe’s Fleabag scooped six trophies – including being named Outstanding Comedy Series – at the Emmy Awards over the weekend.  

Following the awards ceremony, the actress and playwright shared: ‘Even though it’s so nice to hear that so many people loved it, it’s like: Oh dammit, maybe I shouldn’t have waved goodbye. But it does feel right to go out on a high.’

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said: ‘We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Phoebe at Amazon Studios! 

She said of her new television gig: 'I'm insanely excited to be continuing my relationship with Amazon. Working with the team on Fleabag was the creative partnership dreams are made of. It really feels like home. I can't wait to get going'

Big hit: Created by and starring Phoebe, the acclaimed sitcom dropped its second season on Amazon Prime earlier this year in the US and first aired in the UK on BBC Three

New material incoming: She said of her new television gig: 'I'm insanely excited to be continuing my relationship with Amazon' (pictured on Amazon Prime)

New material incoming: She said of her new television gig: ‘I’m insanely excited to be continuing my relationship with Amazon’ (pictured on Amazon Prime) 

‘As evident in her great success at the Emmy Awards this week, she is clever, brilliant, generous and a virtuoso on multiple fronts including writing, acting and producing. 

‘Fleabag has been a gift to our Prime Video customers and we are excited for what comes next from this brilliant mind to dazzle and delight our global audience.’ 

Although fans are devastated that there won’t be a third series of Fleabag, Phoebe believes the impressive win is the best way to ‘say goodbye’ to the programme. 

In one of the biggest upsets of the night, the screen star beat Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, despite Dreyfus being a hot favourite for the award on Sunday. 

Plot: Fleabag tells the story of a young woman who is struggling to cope with the loss of her best friend, while dealing with her uptight sister and her dad's new partner (pictured on show)

Plot: Fleabag tells the story of a young woman who is struggling to cope with the loss of her best friend, while dealing with her uptight sister and her dad’s new partner (pictured on show)

Fleabag tells the story of a young woman who is struggling to cope with the loss of her best friend, while dealing with her uptight sister and her father’s new partner.

Created by and starring Phoebe, the sitcom dropped its second season on Amazon Prime earlier this year in the US and first aired in the UK on BBC Three.

The show is not to extend beyond the two seasons that have been released, both of which were critically praised, each with a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fleabag was based on Phoebe’s one-woman routine, first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Hot property: She's one of the hottest names in showbiz right now and dominated the Primetime Emmys on Sunday

Hot property: She’s one of the hottest names in showbiz right now and dominated the Primetime Emmys on Sunday

Following the sitcom’s finale, Phoebe announced that she would be resurrecting the stage version – which then sold out all 30 dates in less than an hour.

Since taking to the stage, Phoebe, who was recently called in to offer her expertise for the upcoming Bond film No Time To Die, has seen her play receive a plethora of five-star reviews.

The Daily Mail’s Jan Moir said: ‘At least the show was brilliant, as you might expect. This is the embryonic unplugged Fleabag, the one-woman show which begat the hit series that came later.

‘But if the story was familiar, at least the retelling of it was entertaining. Sitting on a red chair on a bare stage, Waller-Bridge proved to be an accomplished live performer, here called upon to act out the roles of her sister and her father and even her hideous brother in law, Martin.’

 

 

 

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