Given its setting, it seems “Sign Here” will undoubtedly touch upon religion. In a 2019 interview with Los Angeles Times, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who identifies as an atheist, touched on her religious background and how it informed her attraction to the subject matter of “Fleabag.” Among other things, she attended Catholic school and did some church drumming, and her mother worked in a vicarage for the Church of England.
You can probably draw a line from Waller-Bridge’s self-confessed history of breaking out in “hysterical church giggles” to Season 2 of “Fleabag,” in which her title character develops an attraction to Andrew Scott’s unnamed “Hot Priest.” While “Fleabag” was based on Waller-Bridge’s own one-woman show, “Sign Here” is drawing on someone else’s source material and will be at least a two-woman show, captained by her and Claudia Lux.
Here’s the full book synopsis for “Sign Here,” via Penguin Random House:
Peyote Trip has a pretty good gig in the deals department on the fifth floor of Hell. Sure, none of the pens work, the coffee machine has been out of order for a century, and the only drink on offer is Jägermeister, but Pey has a plan — and all he needs is one last member of the Harrison family to sell their soul.
When the Harrisons retreat to the family lake house for the summer, with their daughter Mickey’s precocious new friend, Ruth, in tow, the opportunity Pey has waited a millennium for might finally be in his grasp. And with the help of his charismatic coworker Calamity, he sets a plan in motion.
But things aren’t always as they seem, on Earth or in Hell. And as old secrets and new dangers scrape away at the Harrisons’ shiny surface, revealing the darkness beneath, everyone must face the consequences of their choices.