BBC Three announces new six-part sitcom written, created by and starring Rose Matafeo.
Starstruck follows Rose (Matafeo), a twenty-something millennial living in London struggling to juggle two dead-end jobs to make ends meet.
An awkward morning-after-the-night-before is made even worse when she discovers she has accidentally slept with a film star, setting in motion a series of complications she could never have imagined.
Matafeo is a comedian and actress who won the Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018 for her solo show, Horndog.
She has previously appeared on Have I Got News For You, W1A, Conan and will be a contestant on the upcoming series of Taskmaster alongside Ed Gamble and Jo Brand.
On creating the series, Matafeo said: “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.”
Shane Allen, controller and comedy commissioning at the BBC, praised Matafeo for her “assertive millennial female voice” and recognised that she would be a perfect fit for BBC Three.
“Very rarely does a comedy talent land as fully formed and instantly magnetic as Rose.
“Prepare to be utterly enchanted by her winning blend of whip smart writing and the rich character world she has created.”
The series will air on BBC Three in the UK and on HBO Max in the US at the same time.