BBC Three has handed out a series order to Starstruck, a six episode comedy series created by and starring 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo. HBO Max – the soon-to-launch streaming service from WarnerMedia – is on-board as the U.S. broadcast partner.
Starstruck follows 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.
The six episode comedy series was commissioned by the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen and BBC Three Controller Fiona Campbell. Gregor Sharp is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC. Avalon Television is producing, with Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett serving as the executive producers.
“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”, said Matafeo. “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.”
While Shane Allen added: “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.”