Flack (TV series)

Flack is a dramedy television series filmed in the UK. The first season of the series, starring Anna Paquin as the main character, premiered on 21 February 2019[1] and consists of six one-hour long episodes.

Flack
Genre
Created byOliver Lansley
Written byOliver Lansley
Directed byPeter Cattaneo
George Kane
StarringAnna Paquin
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Oliver Lansley
Production location(s)London, United Kingdom
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)CASM Films
Hat Trick Productions
Release
Original networkPop
W
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release21 February 2019 (2019-02-21) –
present
External links
Website

On August 2, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season[2] that will air in the U.S. on Pop starting Friday, March 13, 2020[3] and in U.K. on W also sometime in March (an exact date has not yet been announced)[4].

PremiseEdit

Robyn (Anna Paquin), an American PR executive living in London, must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed. Robyn specialises in clearing up the monumental messes caused by her hapless and selfish clients. Although utterly in command of her job, her personal life is spinning out of control.[5][6]

CastEdit

MainEdit

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K./U.S. viewers
(millions) [8]
1"Anthony"Peter CattaneoOliver Lansley21 February 2019 (2019-02-21)0.37 (U.K.)
2"Summer"Peter CattaneoOliver Lansley28 February 2019 (2019-02-28)0.045 (U.S.)[9]
0.307 (U.K.)
3"Dan"Peter CattaneoOliver Lansley7 March 2019 (2019-03-07)0.022 (U.S.)[10]
0.282 (U.K.)
4"Brooke"George KaneOliver Lansley14 March 2019 (2019-03-14)0.052 (U.S.)[11]
0.282 (U.K.)
5"Rodney"George KaneOliver Lansley21 March 2019 (2019-03-21)0.064 (U.S.)[12]
0.242(U.K.)
6"Patrick"George KaneOliver Lansley28 March 2019 (2019-03-28)0.036 (U.S.)[13]
0.254 (U.K.)


ReceptionEdit

On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 63% with an average rating of 6.38/10, based on 16 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Audiences looking for an arsenic cookie of a series may cut Flack some slack, but its cynical take on publicity is exacerbated by hyperbolically unpleasant, underdeveloped characters."[14] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 57 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Burt, Kayti (January 30, 2019). "Flack: Anna Paquin Pop TV Series Release Date, Cast, News, and More". Den of Geek. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Anna Paquin's Flack Renewed at Pop, Sam Neill and Daniel Dae Kim Join Cast". TVLine. August 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (13 January 2020). "'Flack': Anna Paquin's Dark Comedy Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Pop TV – TCA". Deadline. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Flack | W Channel". w.uktv.co.uk. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Hipes, Patrick (20 March 2018). "'Flack': Sophie Okonedo, Genevieve Angelson, More Join Anna Paquin's Pop TV Drama".
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (12 March 2018). "Anna Paquin, 'The Full Monty' Director Peter Cattaneo Team On PR-World Series 'Flack' For Pop TV, UKTV's W channel".
  7. ^ a b c d "Flack". Pop Press. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Weekly Top 15 Programmes (See relevant weeks and scroll down to UK Channel Management and W Total)". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.28.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  10. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.7.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.14.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  12. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.21.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  13. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.28.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  14. ^ "Flack: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Flack reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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