Fleabag reunion! Phoebe Waller-Bridge to voice Andrew Scott's His Dark Materials daemon
The Fleabag creator and star reunites with Hot Priest.
You can't keep Fleabag away from her Hot Priest.
As announced during the His Dark Materials panel during the virtual Comic-Con festivities, Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be reuniting with Andrew Scott in season 2 as the voice of Scott's on-screen daemon.
Scott, who plays Will Parry's mysteriously M.I.A. father John Parry, revealed the news himself. It's a very brief, cameo voice part, but the actor had a few lovely words to say about his soul mate.
His Dark Materials begins in a world that is parallel to our own in which a person's soul exists outside of their bodies as talking animal companions called daemons. Human and daemon are, literally, soul mates. The same could probably be said about Waller-Bridge and Scott in real life.
"My daemon is going to be played by somebody who is very close to me in real life which is a young performer and writer called Phoebe Waller-Bridge," Scott said. "It's all about companionship and friendship and loyalty and that's what I feel about Phoebe in my real life. So, it's wonderful that that's happening."
Scott featured opposite Waller-Bridge in Fleabag season 2 as the Priest, later dubbed by fans as the "Hot Priest." He then appeared in season 1 in the role of John, though he has an expanded part in season 2 of His Dark Materials, which is based on Philip Pullman's fantasy book trilogy of the same name. Scott teased that most of his scenes are with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays balloonist Lee Scoresby.
Season 1 adapted the events of The Golden Compass, and now season 2 tackles material chronicled in The Subtle Knife. Dafne Keen stars in the series alongside Amir Wilson, Ruth Wilson, and Ariyon Bakare, who all appeared during the Comic-Con panel on Thursday. Jane Tranter serves as lead executive producer and Jack Thorne serves as writer and executive producer.
Season 2 will premiere this fall.
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