SECOND SEASON OF DARK COMEDY STARRING OSCAR® WINNER ANNA PAQUIN PREMIERES MARCH 13 ON POP TV
Sam Neill, Daniel Dae Kim And Martha Plimpton To Star In Season Two
Los Angeles, CA – January 13, 2020 – Crisis averted! Pop TV today announced the return of the dark comedy FLACK, set in the world of a celebrity crisis PR firm, starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner and Emmy®-nominated actress Anna Paquin (True Blood, The Affair on SHOWTIME®). The six-episode season will premiere on Friday, March 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and features new cast members Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor Sam Neill, Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Daniel Dae Kim and guest star Emmy-winner Martha Plimpton. Executive Producer Stephen Moyer will direct two of the season’s episodes. Pop TV will make the entire second season available on its app Pop Now and via cable and satellite video on demand after the Network premieres the first episode.
The second season picks up with Robyn (Paquin) putting her life back together after her myriad of addictions got the better of her at the end of season one. Focusing on rebuilding her relationship with her sister and keeping her clients out of the headlines, she must also face a new and unexpected revelation head-on. Meanwhile, her boss Caroline (Tony® Award winner and Oscar® nominee Sophie Okonedo CBE) is surprised to see her ex (Neill) return, while Eve (Lydia Wilson) is tasked with keeping new client Gabriel Cole (Kim) satisfied, and Melody (Rebecca Benson) is adjusting to a new life after leaving the firm. Plimpton will appear in an episode as Robyn’s late mother.
Genevieve Angelson (Titans, Good Girls Revolt) also returns as Robyn’s sister Ruth, alongside Rufus Jones (Home) and Arinze Kene. Other season two guest stars will include Jane Horrocks, Giles Terera and Amanda Abbington, reprising her role as Alexa.
“FLACK is at once gritty, in your face and laugh-out-loud funny, a testament to Anna Paquin and the rest of the amazing team – which we are thrilled now includes the powerhouse talents of acclaimed actors Sam Neill, Daniel Dae Kim and Martha Plimpton,” said Justin Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop TV. “In the must-watch second season, the often-recalcitrant Robyn tries to reconcile her relationships while her family, friends and colleagues, all while her client dilemmas interfere, often by her own doing, with everyone’s lives building to an irreversible apex.”
FLACK returns to Pop TV’s slate of acclaimed comedies with a point of view, including the Emmy-nominated SCHITT’S CREEK, the fan-favorite series ONE DAY AT A TIME, the critical darling FLORIDA GIRLS. The Network will encore the first season starting Friday, Feb. 21 with back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT leading into the season two premiere. Fans can also catch up by watching on Pop Now and via cable and satellite video on demand.
FLACK is a Pop TV original series, co-produced with UKTV’s W Network, written by Oliver Lansley, produced by Debs Pisani (Back to Life, Episodes on SHOWTIME) and executive produced by Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams of Hat Trick Productions. Pete Thornton executive produces for UKTV. Anna Paquin executive produces for CASM alongside Stephen Moyer, Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin. The series will be directed by Alicia MacDonald, Oliver Lansley and Stephen Moyer.
Pop TV, a ViacomCBS network, is a fully distributed entertainment media brand featuring fun, comedy-leaning programming for The Modern Grownup® -- engaged fans, raised on network TV, who came of age in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Pop is TV the way it should be – effortlessly entertaining and home to some of the most buzzed-about shows in all of television. Pop TV also features a lineup of “Still Awesome” movies and television hits our audience grew up enjoying including: Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, ER and Gilmore Girls. Pop is available on all major cable and satellite providers, through the downloadable app Pop Now and on most over-the-top streaming services. To learn more, visit https://poptv.com/.
About Hat Trick Productions
Hat Trick is one of the UK's most successful independent production companies, whose output is immediately identified with popular and award-winning programming. Founded by Jimmy Mulville, Denise O'Donoghue and Rory McGrath in a cramped office in Soho in 1986 the aim was then, and is now, to make television programmes which we ourselves would like to watch. For more than 30 years Hat Trick has been working with some of the leading writers, producers, directors, performers and crew both in the UK and abroad. And some of the brightest names in British television began their careers and continue to build them under the Hat Trick banner.
About CASM Films
CASM FILMS is a Los Angeles based independent film and television production company partnering Producers Cerise Hallam Larkin, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Mark Larkin. CASM has recently released its second feature film - the critically acclaimed The Parting Glass (the feature directorial debut of Moyer) through Sony Pictures Worldwide, starring Paquin, Melissa Leo, Denis O’Hare, Ed Asner, Rhys Ifans and Cynthia Nixon… and continues to develop feature film projects as well as a diverse range of projects for television in UK and US including Flack.