Why did Fleabag end?
Fleabag first premiered in 2016 on BBC Three to critical acclaim.
Creator and star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge returned with the show’s second and final season in 2019.
The sereis w went on to receive 11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won six, with Waller-Bridge earning Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
“And you know, she was able to buy some time because she had another project on. And yeah, I mean, not everyone is afforded that privilege, but they let her do that.
“I think the project benefited from that and we all benefit from it because we all went off and did other projects and learn about ourselves. I was definitely a better actor, I think when I came back to the second series. We’d all sort of grown.”
Thankfully, Fleabag returned to screens and was praised by critics and fans around the world.
Waller-Bridge made it clear from the outset Fleabag season two would be the show’s final outing.
Clifford reflected on her time on the series and explained the show came to an end as the “story was complete”.
She said: “I love playing Claire. And I miss her. Like, I fully accept that it’s over. And the story is complete.
“That character was written for me, and it was written for me like Phoebe tapped into something that I just was able to have so much fun with.
“Just that dynamic between us that we could play into. I mean, we are like sisters, that is our friendship but we’re not like those sisters you know and we both have sisters.
“It’s funny because it’s not something that we ever discussed actually that relationship I would just get on with it.”
Fleabag is streaming on the BBC iPlayer now