‘Starstruck’: Rose Matafeo BBC Comedy Renewed For Season 2

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10 Jun 21
'Starstruck': Rose Matafeo BBC Comedy Renewed For Season 2

‘Starstruck’: Rose Matafeo BBC Comedy Renewed For Season 2

The BBC has renewed Rose Matafeo’s comedy Starstruck for a 2nd Season the broadcaster has announced.

‘Starstruck’ follows Jessie (Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous film star Tom, played by Nikesh Patel (‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’, ‘Man Like Mobeen’).

The second series is set to continue the story of Jessie navigating the complications of becoming romantically involved with famous film star Tom, and follow the couple as they realise they can’t keep away from each other.

“Thrilled that Starstruck will be returning to the BBC Three for a second series, because I left my water bottle on set last year and I would love to get it back,” commented Matafeo.

Minnie Driver (Modern Love, Amazon; Good Will Hunting) is set to reprise her role as Tom’s agent Cath, while Russell Tovey (Years and Years, Him & Her) joins the cast for the brand-new series.

Starstruck was commissioned by Shane Allen, Director of Comedy at the BBC and Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three. The Executive Producers are Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett and Toby Welch. Claire McCarthy is series producer. Gregor Sharp is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC, and Jeniffer Kim is SVP of International Content for HBO Max.

The comedy is co-written by Rose Matafeo alongside fellow New Zealand comedian/writer Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson. The series airs on BBC Three then BBC One in the UK, with HBO Max as the broadcast partner for the series in the USA, ABC in Australia, and TVNZ in New Zealand.

“The first series of Starstruck came as a joyous breath of fresh air and we can’t wait to see what Rose, Alice and Nic have in store for Jessie and Tom in the next chapter of their story,” adds Shane Allen, Director of Comedy at the BBC.

Starstruck‘ Season 1 can be watched right now on BBC iPlayer in the UK.