UKTV’s original drama series Flack, in which Anna Paquin plays a celebrity PR guru, is returning for a second series.
Airing on W, the broadcaster’s premium entertainment channel, the series is a co-commission with US network Pop and is produced by Hat Trick Productions with Anna Paquin’s production company CASM.
Also returning for the second run are Sophie Okonedo, Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson, Genevieve Angelson, Rufus Jones and Arinze Kene.
They’ll be joined by Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor Sam Neill who appears in a multi-episode arc as Duncan, who has a very complicated relationship with PR agency boss Caroline (Okonedo).
Screen Actors Guild Award winner 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 guest stars include Jane Horrocks, Giles Terera and Amanda Abbington, reprising her role as Alexa.
Paquin said: “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.
“And it is with such joy and pride that I can confirm we are in fact about to start production on season two.
“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.”
UKTV’s Pete Thornton said: “The first series of Flack exceeded all our creative expectations and we couldn’t have been prouder to have it on our network.
“Oli Lansley’s writing attracted a frankly astonishing cast to W’s first ever homegrown drama (all of whom we are delighted to be welcoming back for series two), and we can’t wait to see what this extraordinary quartet of female characters get up to in this, their further adventures with UKTV.”
Adam Collings, channel director for W added: “I was over the moon with the reaction to our first drama on W and so pleased we can bring it back and delve deeper into the world of Mills Paulson PR with this amazing cast. I can’t wait to see where Oliver takes Flack in series two.”
Flack series two will air in 2020 on W in the UK and Pop in the US.