E4 sets premiere date for new sitcom Maxxx

The six-part series is an outrageously transgressive and cringe-worthy peek behind the curtain of a pop music scene rife with insecurity and fragile narcissism.

Assumed dead by most, Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle) is a former boy band star desperate to re-establish himself in the celebrity world, if only to win back his supermodel ex-girlfriend Jourdan Dunn (playing herself).

Maxxx’s widely reported drug-addled antics have turned most of his fans against him, although his cousin and superfan-stalker Rose (Helen Monks) is still on his side.

Ian Katz shares his recipe for Channel 4's success

Crazy Delicious (credit: Channel 4)

Like every broadcaster, Channel 4 is feeling the heat from the streaming giants. But, at an RTS early-evening event, the network’s director of programmes stated that, despite their bigger budgets, he can offer producers the personal touch that Netflix et al lack.

Ian Katz said: “If you ask drama producers what is it like dealing with the streamers, they tend to say two things. On the plus side, you get quick answers and big budgets; on the negative side, they swallow up all your rights and you have a five-minute window.…