BBC Three and HBO Max team on Starstruck

Rose MatafeoA new six-part comedy has been commissioned by BBC Three and HBO Max. 

Written, created by and starring Rose Matafeo, the series comes from Avalon Television. It follows 20-something Rose (Matafeo), a millennial in London juggling two dead-end jobs – and accidentally sleeping with a film star.

Matafeo, who won Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018 for her solo show Horndog, said of the project: “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.”

The executive producers on Starstruck are Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett. 

Rose Matafeo image: BBC Media Centre. 


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