‘Fleabag’ star Phoebe Waller-Bridge working on new TV series

'Run' is a "badass romantic comedy thriller"

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of Fleabag and the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo film, is working on a new TV series.

According to reports, Waller-Bridge will produce the show with longtime collaborator Vicky Jones. Jones will write and Waller-Bridge will star in a recurring role.

Titled Run, the series has been described as “part romantic comedy, part thriller”.

“It centres on ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years ago that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message — ‘RUN’ — and impulsively disappear together,” The Hollywood Reporter says of the show’s plot.

In a statement, Jones describes it as a “badass romantic comedy thriller” and says “we found a team passionate about storytelling and committed to making stand-out television for audiences around the world”.

Fleabag, meanwhile, has been confirmed for a second series.

In a press release, Waller-Bridge said: “I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since. Series two will be a whole new adventure, and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.”

Further details about the series have yet to be revealed, but previously its star promised “something completely different”. “It will still be her and her story, but in a completely different time of her life,” she said.