Starstruck is a romantic comedy, created, written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo (Baby Done) for HBO Max and BBC Three.
Starstruck follows Jessie (Rose 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 (Nikesh Patel; Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers, Channel 4). What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realise they can’t keep away from each other. Jessie’s world couldn’t be further from Tom’s, working multiple jobs to afford her overpriced flat she shares with her best friend, Kate (Emma Sidi; Pls Like, BBC Three; King Gary, BBC One). Despite her doubts and his fame, their connection brings them together to try to navigate a possible relationship under less than ordinary circumstances.
Special guest stars Minnie Driver (Modern Love, Amazon; Good Will Hunting) and Russell Tovey (Years and Years, Being Human) feature alongside the wider cast including Al Roberts (Stath Lets Flats, Channel 4), Jon Pointing (Plebs, ITV), Joe Barnes (The Now Show, BBC R4), Nic Sampson (The Luminaries; BBC Three), Lola Rose Maxwell (Down From London, Topic), Abraham Popoola (The Great, Channel 4), and Ambreen Razia (This Way Up, Channel 4).
Starstruck is co-written by Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden and directed by Karen Maine (SXSW Award Winning Yes God Yes), and its second season was released in February 2022.
★★★★ The Daily Telegraph ★★★★ The I ★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Heat Magazine ★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★★ Evening Standard
“Starstruck… looks set to become the next cultural phenomenon” Radio Times
“What sets Starstruck apart as a romcom is Matafeo’s sharp, believable writing… that underlines Matafeo’s status as an assured comic voice of her generation” Chortle
“Funny and sweet, this is a romcom for the modern age” The Daily Mirror
“A star is born” The Sun
“Starstruck, is an expertly crafted old-school screwball comedy, crackling with wit and sexual chemistry” The Sunday Times
“It’s both the romcom we asked for, and the one we deserve” Vanity Fair