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Flack Season 3 Release Date, Cast And Plot -- What We Know So Far

With just six 45-minute episodes in each season, it isn't hard for the dark British dramedy "Flack" to leave fans wanting more, especially now that the second season has dropped on Amazon Prime. After all, it takes less than a day to binge the latest installment 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 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 required. Here's what we know so far about more "Flack" coming to screens in the future.

When is the release date for Flack Season 3?

The deal Amazon Prime made in 2020 to pick the show up for Season 2 includes the right to consider producing a third season (via Deadline). To date, that renewal hasn't arrived. It would actually be fairly unusual for Amazon to renew "Flack" so quickly after its most recent season comes out, although Amazon has been kinder to fans of shows like "The Boys," which was renewed for a third year even before the second began streaming (via Variety).

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 right now, trying to determine if another six episodes would be a good idea. If Amazon was to decide to renew the series today, it would probably take the rest of this year at least, and possibly more, to produce it. So fans will probably have to wait until mid-2022 at the earliest to find out what happens to Robyn and company.

Who's in the cast of 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 is unclear if guest star Martha Plimpton will 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 (via Variety). "Flack" is produced by Debbie Pisani and was written and created by Oliver Lansley, who's been re-tweeting a lot of comments about people wanting a Season 3 (possibly hoping for a quick renewal?). 

What is the plot of 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. Will Robyn be able to get it together in Season 3? Inquiring fans want to know, and that's why they're waiting so impatiently for renewal news.