The millennial comedy of Rose Matafeo Starstruck will be back for a second round. HBO Max has renewed the series, produced by Last week tonight with John Oliver and Breeders producer Avalon Television, for a second season. News of the pickup comes on the same day that Season 1 debuts on the WarnerMedia streaming service.
Created and written by Matafeo, with co-writers Alice Sneddon and Nic Sampson, Starstruck follows Jessie (Matafeo), a millennial living in east London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the complications of a romantic relationship with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel), and follows the couple as they realize that they can’t get away from each other. The season two ensemble cast also includes Minnie Driver and Russell Tovey.
“Rose is an exciting talent whose international stardom is on the rise,” said Jeniffer Kim, senior vice president of international originals at HBO Max. “Working with Rose and the Avalon team was amazing so we had to keep going. We can’t wait for audiences to see this hilarious and quirky love story.
“I am delighted that Starstruck is returning for a second series in the United States on HBO Max. I hope the American public likes my accent as much as I like speaking in it, ”Matafeo said.
“It’s great to have the support of HBO Max for the talented Rose Matafeo and this feel-good comedy,” said executive producer Jon Thoday.
Produced by Avalon, Starstruck is produced by Matafeo, Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett and Toby Welch. Claire McCarthy is a series producer.