Dark comedy drama Flack was revived by Amazon following the series’ cancellation at Pop TV in March, just before the premiere of its second season. According to Deadline, Amazon has rights to the two existing seasons in the United States and Canada and the potential to renew the show for a third season. A premiere streaming date for Flack will be announced later.
In Flack, Anna Paquin (True Blood) takes on the anti-hero role of public relations professional Robyn whose home and work lives converged at the end of the first season. The second season also features Sophie Okonedo (After Earth) as Caroline, Lydia Wilson (Requiem) as Eve, and Rebecca Benson (Game of Thrones) as Melody with appearances by Genevieve Angelson (House of Lies), Rufus Jones (The Foreigner), and Arinze Kene (How to Build a Girl). Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park franchise) also join the cast for the second season. Kim will star as Scott Cole, a tech titan who develops a romantic relationship with someone at the firm. Neill will star in multiple episodes as Duncan, a character with a complex relationship with the public relations agency boss Caroline.
Flack is among a few other shows – Florida Girls and Best Intentions – that were canceled at Pop TV as a result of moving to ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Brands Group. Variety reports that layoffs were anticipated as “ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish has made it clear that making use of IP controlled by the company will be a priority now that the [CBS-Viacom] merger is complete.”
Creator Oliver Lansley directs the second season alongside Alicia MacDonald and Stephen Moyer. He also executively produces Flack alongside UKTV’s Helen Williams and Jimmy Mulville as well as CASM’s Cerise Hallam Larkin, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin and Mark Larkin.