As difficult as it is to accept, Fleabag is definitively over (seriously, stop asking Phoebe Waller-Bridge about season three). But, hallelujah, the rise of Fleabag’s hot priest, Andrew Scott, has only just begun. In accordance with the outpouring of thirst from fans, Scott has been cast in a string of high-profile new roles that will allow admirers to continue lusting after him for the foreseeable future. Not to mention there’s plenty in Scott’s pre-Fleabag canon to catch up on if you’re feeling bereft. Read on for a handy guide to keeping Andrew Scott in your TV rotation.
Mere days after the Irish actor blessed the Emmys with his presence and celebrated Fleabag’s outstanding comedy series win, Showtime announced that Scott would star in the title role of its new Talented Mr. Ripley series, Ripley, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel memorably adapted in 1999 and starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Scott as a boyishly cute (albeit sociopathic) nerd, frolicking on the Italian coast? Makes perfect sense to me. “With Andrew Scott, whose charisma knows no bounds, inhabiting the iconic lead role, we feel confident that this will be a special one,” Showtime’s president of entertainment said. Sadly the network did not mention a release date.
His Dark Materials
In yet another prestige-television casting, Scott will join national treasure Lin-Manuel Miranda in the second season of HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials, adapted from the classic fantasy novels by Philip Pullman. Scott will play Colonel John Parry, “who is also known as Doctor Stanislaus Grumman or Jopari,” a character who “accidentally traveled to [protagonist] Lyra’s world where he became a renowned scholar and shaman,” as Deadline summed it up. “His dæmon was called Sayan Kötör and had the form of an osprey.” I have no idea what any of that means, but Andrew Scott is sexy, so I’m sure it will be great.
Season one premieres in November, but there’s no word yet on when season two will drop. In the meantime feast your eyes upon Scott’s casting announcement, an artful selfie with Miranda.
Cumberbitches already know that Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t the only reason to binge the BBC’s Sherlock: Scott masterfully played Mr. Moriarty—the sinister, storied “Napoleon of crime”—from 2010 to 2017. I personally prefer him in priest robes, but being the bad guy in a sharp suit also works.
School of Roars
I never thought there would be a way to both entertain my children and feel close to Andrew Scott, and yet here’s one: He voiced both the narrator and a little orange monster named Mr. Yummble on this U.K. kids’ show from 2017 to 2018. (Truly putting the yum in Mr. Yummble—sorry.) Scott adorably said of the voice roles: “I think the little people in my life are gonna love it. It has so much charm and heart, and I’m very prrrroud to be involved.”
Back to things that, ideally, show Scott’s face: This past June, just as the Priest began to arouse Fleabag bingers everywhere, Scott stole a standout episode of the Netflix sci-fi series’ fifth season. In ”Smithereens,” Scott plays a manic ride-share driver who picks up an intern for Smithereen, a social-networking site that sounds a lot like Twitter. Cue Scott having a complete meltdown about the ills of social media: “Your fucking app shit on everybody's phone!” he exclaims. “The sky could turn fucking purple and you cunts wouldn’t notice for a month!”
We bow—no, kneel—in appreciation.
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Originally Appeared on Vogue