Starstruck is a new six-part sitcom written by the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo which will also be shown on HBO Max in the US.
The series will follow twenty-something Rose, played by 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.
Speaking about the series, Rose Matafeo said “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.”
Rose of course won Best Comedy Show at last year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her solo sow Horndog which has enjoyed sell-out performances around the world including at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and a Barry Award nominated run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning at the BBC said “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.”
To which BBC Three's Controller Fiona Campbell added “Comedy is a huge focus for BBC Three and it always performs really well for us. We already have some great comedy characters and writers that our audience loves and we’re really excited to add Rose’s voice to that list and introduce her to the channel.”
Starstruck will air on BBC Three