Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Pippa Bennett- Warner (MotherFatherSon), Helen Monks (Raised By Wolves) and Javone Prince (The Javone Prince Show) have been set to star opposite O-T Fagbenle (Looking) in E4’s upcoming comedy series Maxxx.
Maxxx follows formerly famous boyband star turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle). He’s down, but not out…he’s trying to make a comeback to prove to the world – but mostly to his famous popstar ex-girlfriend – that he’s not the massive loser everyone says he is.
Christoper Meloni has been cast as Maxxx’s former manager Don Wild; Pippa Bennett Warner as wannabe manager Tamzin; Helen Monks as Maxxx’s cousin-slash-superfan-slash-stalker Rose; and Javone Prince as Lucky, Maxxx’s former bandmate. “A show we were already stoked about making has just got stronger”, said Channel 4’s Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott, who commissioned the series alongside Commissioning Editor Jack Bayles. “A phenomenal cast, we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them all.”
Series star O-T Fagbenle created the series and will also direct. It is being produced by Luti Media. Ali Carron is the series producer. Nick Collett will also direct. Luti Fagbenle is the executive producer. Channel 4 and All3Media International are co-funding the series. “It’s a dream to write and direct for a cast of extraordinary actors from seasoned pro’s like Christopher Meloni and Javone Prince to new acting talent like Alan Asaad and Jourdan Dunn”, O-T Fagbenle said. “The talent of Helen, Pippa and a wish list of guest stars and cameos have been a gift to Maxxx, I can’t wait for people to see!”