Flack (TV series)

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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) –
28th march 2019
External links
Website

Flack is a dramedy television series filmed in the UK. The first season, starring Anna Paquin, premiered on 21 February 2019[1] and consisted of six episodes.

On August 2, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.[2] It was scheduled to premiere on Pop in the U.S. on March 13, 2020,[3] but was removed from the schedule after cutbacks by parent company ViacomCBS[4]. 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"[5][6].

Premise[edit]

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.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K./U.S. viewers
(millions) [10]
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.)[11]
0.307 (U.K.)
3"Dan"Peter CattaneoOliver Lansley7 March 2019 (2019-03-07)0.022 (U.S.)[12]
0.282 (U.K.)
4"Brooke"George KaneOliver Lansley14 March 2019 (2019-03-14)0.052 (U.S.)[13]
0.282 (U.K.)
5"Rodney"George KaneOliver Lansley21 March 2019 (2019-03-21)0.064 (U.S.)[14]
0.242(U.K.)
6"Patrick"George KaneOliver Lansley28 March 2019 (2019-03-28)0.036 (U.S.)[15]
0.254 (U.K.)


Reception[edit]

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."[16] 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."[17]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (5 March 2020). "Pop Pulls the Plug On 'Florida Girls', 'Best Intentions' & 'Flack', Raising Questions About Net's Scripted Future". Deadline. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Flack | W Channel". w.uktv.co.uk. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Flack | W Channel". w.uktv.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b c Hipes, Patrick (20 March 2018). "'Flack': Sophie Okonedo, Genevieve Angelson, More Join Anna Paquin's Pop TV Drama".
  8. ^ 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".
  9. ^ a b c d "Flack". Pop Press. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.28.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  12. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.7.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  13. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.14.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  14. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.21.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  15. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.28.2019 - Showbuzz Daily". www.showbuzzdaily.com.
  16. ^ "Flack: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Flack reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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