Flack (TV series)
|Created by||Oliver Lansley|
|Written by||Oliver Lansley|
|Directed by||Peter Cattaneo|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Production location(s)||London, United Kingdom|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||CASM Films|
Hat Trick Productions
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||21 February 2019 –|
28th march 2019
On August 2, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season. It was scheduled to premiere on Pop in the U.S. on March 13, 2020, but was removed from the schedule after cutbacks by parent company ViacomCBS. In the UK, the show's website listed the second series as scheduled to run on W that March, before being changed to "Coming Soon".
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.
- Anna Paquin as Robyn, an American publicist living and working in London.
- Sophie Okonedo as Caroline, Head of Mills Paulson
- Genevieve Angelson as Ruth, Robyn's sister.
- Lydia Wilson as Eve, Robyn's best friend and colleague at Mills Paulson.
- Rebecca Benson as Melody, an intern at Mills Paulson.
- Arinze Kene as Sam, a nurse and Robyn's boyfriend.
- Marc Warren as Tom, a recovering drug addict 
- Rufus Jones as Mark, Ruth's husband.
- Andrew Leung as Craig, an IT worker at Mills Paulson 
- Bradley Whitford as Calvin Cooper
- Max Beesley as Anthony Henderson
- Alan Davies as Dan Proctor
- Rebecca Root as Allie Gregs
- Amanda Abbington as Alexa
- Katherine Kelly as Brooke Love-Wells
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.K./U.S. viewers|
|1||"Anthony"||Peter Cattaneo||Oliver Lansley||21 February 2019||0.37 (U.K.)|
|2||"Summer"||Peter Cattaneo||Oliver Lansley||28 February 2019||0.045 (U.S.)|
|3||"Dan"||Peter Cattaneo||Oliver Lansley||7 March 2019||0.022 (U.S.)|
|4||"Brooke"||George Kane||Oliver Lansley||14 March 2019||0.052 (U.S.)|
|5||"Rodney"||George Kane||Oliver Lansley||21 March 2019||0.064 (U.S.)|
|6||"Patrick"||George Kane||Oliver Lansley||28 March 2019||0.036 (U.S.)|
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." 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."
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