Five Shows You Should Try If You Loved ‘Fleabag’!

‘Fleabag’ has had a resurgence all over the internet recently! With all of these new, and old, fans wanting more of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s 2016 hit we have you covered. These are five shows that have the same humor, cast, crew, and style as Fleabag, which we are sure you will love!


Crashing, a show also made by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is similar to Fleabag in more ways than one! The series follows a group of young adults who live in a discarded hospital as property guardians. Just like in Fleabag, Phoebe not only writes and directs each episode but she also plays on of the main characters alongside stars such as Jonathan Bailey from Bridgerton, and Julie Dray from Avenue 5. The show embraces similar themes and stylized camera work as Fleabag, which immerses its viewer in a world that has the same atmosphere as her first show.

Crashing is available for streaming on Netflix!

Normal People

If you liked Fleabag for its emotional depth and intricate storylines, then Normal People might be the show for you. Some of the most soul-crushing scenes came out from Fleabag, but Normal People might just rival that. The limited series follows Marianne and Connell as their lives continuously intertwine. Daisy-Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal absolutely crush their performances within the show, making the chemistry between them just jump out of the screen. The romance between these two is reminiscent of the relationship between Fleabag and The Priest. If viewers can’t get those two off your mind, then this is definitely the show for them.

Normal People is streaming on Hulu.

After Life

This 2019 show, created by Ricky Gervais, has the same dry humor and dark undertones that Fleabag cultivated. The show follows Tony, portrayed by Ricky Gervais, while he grapples with the death of his wife. Charlie Hanson, a producer on Fleabag, takes on a similar role with this show, and it is obvious. The show not only has the same ambience but also a similar structure with Fleabag. The gripping narrative is emphasized by the amazing on-screen talent such as Tom Badsen from Quacks, Tony Way from Edge Of Tomorrow, and Diane Morgan from Me Before You. After Life perfectly captures the essence of Fleabag.

After Life is streaming on Netflix.

I May Destroy You

I May Destroy You was created by Michaela Coel and was released in 2020. The show follows the main character after an assault. Similar to Fleabag, the show follows a strong, moody, independent female character as she navigates her life. The series is an important show with an important message which is emphasized by the incredible cast. Some of the talent within the show is creator Michaela Coel, Weruche Opia from Bad Education, and Paapa Essiedu from The Outrun. If audiences are missing seeing a strong female lead take control of her life, then this is the show they should be watching.

I May Destroy You is available for streaming on MAX.

Killing Eve

Killing Eve is a phenomenal, female driven show created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In this series, an assassin and a security operative have their life intricately intertwined and they must navigate this new found relationship. Phoebe keeps her signature dark and humorous twist in this show with moments of comedy found amongst the gorey reality of the two main characters’ lives. Sandra Oh from Grey’s Anatomy and Jodie Connor from Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker expertly plays their roles within a carefully cultivated narrative by the amazing Phoebe Waller-Bridge. If you’re looking for a darker show created by the same incredible woman, then this show is definitely for you.

Killing Eve is available on Netflix.

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Caleigh McCrink

Caleigh McCrink, a sophomore at Emerson College, is studying visual media arts and writing. Beyond her academic pursuits, she dedicates her time to intern at AfterBuzz TV. In her free time she explores her passions by working as a photographer on film sets and writing interviews or fiction for literary magazines.