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Rose Matafeo’s hit BBC Three Romcom Starstruck Reveals First Look at Series 2



Co-written by Rose Matafeo, Alice Snedden, and Nic Sampson, and produced by Avalon for BBC Three in the UK and HBO Max in the U.S. The second 6×30 series is set to continue the story of Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the complications of becoming romantically involved with famous film star Tom (Nikesh Patel; Four Weddings And A Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers, Channel 4). After having decided to stay and pursue a relationship with him, Jessie must deal with the real-world consequences of her grand gesture. 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; BBC One, Him & Her; BBC Three) joins the cast for the brand-new series.

Having received huge critical applause, Starstruck has been nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2022, and Best Comedy Series at the Edinburgh TV Awards 2021, while Matafeo has been shortlisted for the Comedy Breakthrough Performer award at the National Comedy Awards 2021. The show was highlighted by Rotten Tomato as their #3 best TV show of the year, featured in the Guardian’s Top 10 Best Shows Of 2021, AV Club’s Top 8 Great TV Hidden Gems, Decider’s Best TV Shows Of The Year, as well as highlighted as one of the best shows of 2021 in The Decider, Paste Magazine, NME, Thrillist, Washington Post, CNET, The Guardian, The I, The Telegraph, Stylist, Vulture, Concrete Playground, Rotten Tomatoes, Time Magazine, Buzzfeed, Chicago Tribune, Paper City Mag, Mashable, Hollywood Reporter, NPR, Star Tribune, Jezebel, TV Insider, Boston Globe, and Bustle, while Matafeo was featured in Variety’s Best Performances Of 2021 and The Times’s Top 10 Funniest Actors On TV.

An international hit, series 2 will air on BBC Three in the UK and HBO Max in the U.S., series 2 of Starstruck will also air on ABC in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. Full transmission details to be revealed in due course.

Starstruck was commissioned for BBC Three by Controller Fiona Campbell. Executive Producers are Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett and Toby Welch. Claire McCarthy is series producer, and Jamie Jay Johnson (Dead Pixels, Fresh Meat C4) is series director. Gregor Sharp and Seb Barwell are Commissioning Editors for the BBC, and Jeniffer Kim is SVP of International Content for HBO Max.