UK comedy by NZ comedian Rose Matafeo gets a second season ahead of its ABC debut.
Good news for UK comedy Starstruck featuring NZ comedian Rose Matafeo, after it was renewed for a second season.
It debuted on BBC Three in the UK where it became the channel’s best performing new comedy of the year with over three million requests on BBC iPlayer to date.
The announcement also comes ahead of its premiere on ABC and in the USA on HBO Max.
Co-written by Rose Matafeo, Alice Snedden, and Nic Sampson, and produced by Avalon, the second 6 x 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 Pate).
Minnie Driver is set to reprise her role as Tom’s agent Cath, while Russell Tovey joins the cast for the new season.
Rose Matafeo, said, “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.”
Shane Allen, Director of Comedy at the BBC says: “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.”
It debuts on ABC Wednesday 23 June at 9pm (all episodes drop on iview).