Is Fleabag on Netflix? How to watch Emmy-winning comedy online

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Fleabag has certainly made a name for itself at the Emmys this year but can you watch the series online?

To the surprise of absolutely no one who has seen the show, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag took home six awards at the 2019 Emmys.

The success of Fleabag meant that the BBC comedy was one of the most successful shows at the 2019 awards, with double the number of 'major' Emmys this year than HBO's Game of Thrones.

Naturally, the awards success means that Fleabag will undoubtedly be getting lots of attention from viewers who have yet to watch the critically acclaimed series, or of course, fans who simply want to watch the brilliant series again. 

However, what's the best way to watch it online? Is it on Netflix or any other streaming sites?

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What is Emmy-award-winning Fleabag about?

Fleabag, which began life as a superb one-woman stage show, first came to our screens back in 2016 and tells the story of a struggling cafe owner who's definitely not obsessed with sex.

The series explores the main character's (known as Fleabag) romantic relationships as well as her connection with friends and family, quite often with side-splitting hilarity. 

The first series especially is very much based on the original stage show with the 2019 return taking a new and unexplored direction that's arguably better than the first instalment.

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What Emmys did Fleabag win?

Anyone who's seen Fleabag will tell you that it is completely brilliant and the six Emmy awards that the show has picked up this year only serve to confirm that. 

Fleabag's star and creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge bagged herself two awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

Meanwhile, the show as a whole also picked up the awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series as well as the creative arts awards for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and finally, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.

Fleabag Series 2 The Priest

How to watch it online 

If the hype surrounding Fleabag has encouraged you to watch the series but you're not sure where to find it, don't you worry.

While the series is NOT on Netflix, Fleabag's first and second series are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer here in the UK, with the first series remaining available for the next two months and the second series staying put for five months, at the time of writing in September.

In the US meanwhile, Fleabag is available to watch on Amazon's Prime Video streaming service after it outbid Netflix for the rights to the show.

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