Anna Paquin to star in new UK drama Flack

Anna Paquin
Paquin will star in and executive produce the new six-part series. Photo credit: File/ Getty.

Academy Award-winning Kiwi actress Anna Paquin will star in and executive produce a six-part UK series about public relations in London. 

The True Blood star will return to screens in Flack as Robyn, a crisis PR expert who has no control over her own personal life. 

The series, created for Pop TV, will reportedly shoot in London this month, premiering in 2019. It was written by Whites creator Oliver Lansley. 

Paquin's husband and True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer will also executive produce. 

"Oliver Lansley has written six of the best scripts I've ever read," Paquin said.

"He walks that fine line between intense character-driven drama and exceptionally intelligent humour. My character, Robyn, exists in a world where there are no moral absolutes and humour is used as a sharply executed defense mechanism to maintain the illusion of perpetual control."

"Flack is extremely poignant, smartly exploring an age in which for better or for worse, news happens in a breath," said Pop TV spokesperson Justin Rosenblatt.

"This series captures the often funny and sometimes damaging results that ensue, with Anna Paquin as the dream lead who brings it all to life." 

There has been no official word on when the series will screen in New Zealand. 

Newshub.