HBO Max, BBC Three get Starstruck
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A brand new six-part comedy written, created by and starring 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo has been commissioned by BBC Three and the soon to be launched HBO Max direct-to-consumer service.
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An Avalon Television production, Starstruck follows London-based twenty-something Rose who is juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with a movie star.

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 Matafeo, Avalon Entertainment joint founder and managing director Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett.

“The minute we were introduced to Rose and Starstruck, we knew we had something special,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, also the streaming partner for the series in the US. “She is exactly the type of original, culture-forward creator we are excited to be working with at HBO Max and we are looking forward to a long partnership.”

“Comedy is a huge focus for BBC Three and it always performs really well for us,” remarked Campbell. “We already have some great comedy characters and writers that our audience loves and we’re really excited to add Rose’s voice to that list and introduce her to the channel.”

Thoday added: “Rose is an exceptional talent and we are delighted with the incredibly important immediate support from the BBC and very pleased we are partnering with HBO Max on this exciting show.”