Amazon picks up Anna Paquin-led dramedy series Flack
Anna Paquin’s dramedy series Flack is ready to live again in the United States as Amazon has acquired the domestic distribution rights to the series after being pulled from original network, ViacomCBS’ Pop TV, according to Deadline.
The decision to drop the second season came a week ahead of its premiere on the cable network, which reportedly stemmed from ViacomCBS’ initiative to cutback on its international roster, though the first season was made available for streaming on sister network Showtime after the plug was pulled at Pop. In addition to acquiring the rights to the first and second seasons of the series, sources report that Amazon’s deal has also allotted the possibility of the streaming platform to order a third season.
Created by Oliver Lansley, the series follows Pacquin’s Robyn, an American PR executive living in London who works to make the best of bad situations and make it out unscathed, specializing in cleaning up the monumental messes of her hapless and selfish clients, but finds her personal life spinning out of control.
The six-episode second season featured the additions of Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hellboy) and follows Robyn as she puts her life back together after succumbing to her various addictions near the end of the first season. As she rebuilds her relationship with her sister and keeps her clients out of the news, she is also confronted with a new and unexpected revelation.
Flack is produced by Debs Pisani, with Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams of Hat Trick Productions attached as executive producers alongside Pete Thornton for UKTV and Paquin and husband Stephen Moyer for the duo’s banner CASM Films.