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Flack Season 3 - Will It Ever Happen?

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With just six 45-minute episodes in each season, it isn't hard for the dark British dramedy "Flack" to leave fans wanting more. After all, it takes less than a day to binge the latest installment available, Season 2, and then wonder when more is coming. The show, about an American publicist in London named Robyn (Anna Paquin) who fixes other people's careers while maneuvering the chaos in her personal life, got mixed reviews when it debuted in 2019. But it seems to have recently found a firmer footing among the TV-watching public. GQ called it, after one episode, possibly "one of the worst shows ever made," while Variety and The Hollywood Reporter didn't give it much love after viewing the first season. Its original network, Viacom CBS's Pop TV, even dropped it after Season 1 as it moved to a lineup with fewer scripted series. 

Yet on Rotten Tomatoes the series now sports a 86% Tomatometer Score, with an 85% Audience Score, thanks to Season 2 being quite well-received to date: It has a 100% Tomatometer rating, with people raving about it over Twitter. FanSided called the show "underrated" and its second season "remarkably entertaining." It seems like, to keep up the momentum and the more developed characterizations that appear to be strengths of the new season, a third season is as required as it is desired. Here's what we know so far about the possibility of more "Flack" coming to screens in the future.

Why isn't Flack Season 3 happening yet?

The deal Amazon's Prime Video streaming service made in 2020 to pick the show "Flack" for Season 2 included the right to consider producing a third season. More than three years have now passed, and those new episodes haven't arrived — nor has an official renewal announcement from Amazon. It would actually be fairly unusual for Amazon to have renewed "Flack" so quickly after its most recent season debuted, although its Prime Video outlet has been kinder to fans of shows like "The Boys," which was renewed for a third year even before the second began streaming. But then "The Boys" is a culturally-dominant, Emmy-nominated phenomenon about superheroes; "Flack" is quiet workplace drama and a cult favorite.

There are rumors out there saying that "Flack" has been canceled. However, it's more likely the network is probably looking pretty closely at the show's numbers, trying to determine if another six episodes would be an economically good idea. Still, Amazon has yet to actually renew the series, so we're still waiting to find out what will happen to Robyn and company.

What could be explored in Flack Season 3?

While "Flack" has a pointed and consistent message about the behind-the-scenes machinations of celebrities, it's basically all about the unraveling of a broken woman, Robyn. The end of Season 2 had the show's anti-hero basically in the same rock-bottom place she was in at the end of Season 1 — without friends, and this time without a job as well. She has been to some pretty emotionally dark places this season, as actress Anna Paquin points out, which is one reason the character is so interesting for her to play.

"She's made this career out of having this perfect image and crafting perfect images for other people, but she herself is in a state of inner turmoil, constantly," Paquin told the Toronto Star. "And I find that to be just an endlessly interesting character to get to explore because there's sort of no limits on that ... She isn't all good or all bad — most people are not, you know — and so that kind of balance is incredibly fun to get to play with."

But it seems like the balance in Robyn's life has been getting much more out of whack lately. And while it seemed at the beginning of Season 2 that this woman was addressing the addictions and other problems bringing her to the brink, it clearly didn't take. Would Robyn be able to get everything to some kind of stability in Season 3?

Who would star in Flack Season 3?

Without an official renewal, there's a lot we don't know about a potential Season 3, including who the cast may include. The major players would, naturally, be expected back. These cast members include Paquin as Robyn, Sophie Okonedo as Caroline, Genevieve Angelson as Robyn's sister Ruth, Lydia Wilson as Eve, Rufus Jones as Mark, Rebecca Benson as assistant Melody, Arinzé Kene as Sam, and Andrew Leung as Craig. 

It's unclear if recurring guest star Martha Plimpton would return (via flashback) as Robyn's mother, whose death by suicide that led to Robyn's move to London is one of the reasons she has been spiraling out of control. Daniel Dae Kim joined the cast in Season 2 as Gabriel Cole, tech dude, and Sam Neill also came on as Duncan Paulson. The "Flack" creative team would likely return, too. Creator and writer Oliver Lansley dutifully shared many social media posts expressing the general public's desire for a Season 3 of his drama.

Where to watch previous seasons of Flack

While we're waiting to see if "Flack" is ever renewed for Season 3, and when those new episodes might become available on Prime Video, it might be a good idea to revisit previous seasons or check them out for the first time if you're new to Robyn's messy world. Fortunately, both Season 1 and Season 2 are easy to find and conveniently located in one place for your viewing pleasure. If you want to check out the previous seasons of "Flack," all you have to do is visit Amazon Prime. This is the only place available to watch the series, so if you don't have a Prime account, you'll need to get one to see what the show is all about.