BBC Three and HBO Max have teamed up to commission Starstruck, an original series that comedian Rose Matafeo will write and star in. Here are the details…
As the BBC’s official press bumf tells us, this six-episode series “will follow twenty-something Rose (Rose Matafeo), a millennial in London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with a film star.”
Rose Matafeo herself said this about the news: “The BBC have been so supportive of this project from the get-go and to be able to get this show in front of American audiences at the same time via HBO Max is truly exciting. I’m thrilled we get to make it, otherwise it would’ve technically just been a creepy fan fiction script that I submitted to the national broadcaster. The team we’ve brought together for this series are absolute dreamboats and I’m super excited to be working with them.”
Shane Allen, the Beeb’s comedy commissioner, added this: “Very rarely does a comedy talent land as fully formed and instantly magnetic as Rose. Her assertive millennial female voice is the perfect fit for BBC Three given the strong track record we have in launching sitcoms that speak to a younger audience. Prepare to be utterly enchanted by her winning blend of whip smart writing and the rich character world she has created.”
The rest of the cast is yet to be announced, and there’s no whiff of a Starstruck release date just yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more.