Oscar winner Anna Paquin will grace our TV sets with a new role as a clever, solution-oriented American publicist who does her work in London. Her clients consist of celebrities that are unpredictable, unreliable, and needing a lot of work done to make a proper appearance in the public eye.
Flack, a six-episode series, will focus on how Paquin handles both her professional and personal life, the latter being not her best work. Paquin posted a teaser trailer showing herself dealing with an intense client in a hectic paparazzi environment.
Paquin is excited to share her character with the rest of the world in this new age of television for women. In April, she said, “I see this era of television as one in which women’s roles are interesting, flawed and complicated, where they’re not necessarily perfect. People are not going to mind that Robyn’s not very sympathetic, they’re going to be enthralled with the story, seeing a real human. There was a real fear [before] that people would switch off if girls weren’t nice, but those girls are boring to watch and don’t reflect who most of us are in general. It’s nice that entertainment is catching up with reality.”
Paquin and her husband, fellow True Blood co-star, Stephen Moyer, will serve as executive producers for the series. The casting for Flack is full of some very talented folks. To just name a few there is Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Lydia Wilson (Black Mirror), Rebecca Benson (Game of Thrones), and a guest spot from Bradley Whitford (The West Wing).
Paquin is known for her work in recognized projects such as the X-Men franchise and the popular cult TV show, True Blood. She garnered much attention for her debut film, The Piano, which led to her first ever Oscar nomination and win at the age of 11.
Flack will premiere on Pop TV on February 14 at 10 p.m. ET.