BBC & HBO Max Commission Comedy ‘Starstruck’ From Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Rose Matafeo

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12 Aug 19

BBC & HBO Max Commission Comedy ‘Starstruck’ From Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Rose Matafeo

BBC Three and HBO Max have teamed up to commission Starstruck from 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo it has been announced today.

The six-part comedy series follows twenty-something 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 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,” commented 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.”

Rose Matafeo is a comedian and actress who won Best Comedy Show at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018 for her solo show 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.

“Very rarely does a comedy talent land as fully formed and instantly magnetic as Rose,” adds Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning at the BBC. “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.”

‘Starstruck’ was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, while the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp. Executive Producers are Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett.

There is no premiere date yet for Starstruck but when it does launch, it will air on BBC Three in the UK, and HBO Max in the USA.