First image from Starstruck series 2 | Rose Matafeo comedy will help BBC Three relaunch as a broadcast channel © Avalon/BBC

First image from Starstruck series 2

Rose Matafeo comedy will help BBC Three relaunch as a broadcast channel

Here is the first image from season two of Rose Matafeo’s romcom Starstruck.

The new series will be part of BBC Three’s line-up when it returns to  being a broadcast channel next month after more than five years as being online-only.

Series one was streamed almost 5 million times on BBC iPlayer, making it the channel’s biggest new comedy of 2021.

The six new half-hour episodes will continue the story of Jessie (Matafeo), a millennial living in East London who becomes romantically involved with famous film star Tom, played by Nikesh Patel.

After having decided to stay in London rather than return to New Zealand for the sake of their relationship, Jessie must deal with the real-world consequences of her grand gesture.

Minnie Driver is set to reprise her role as Tom’s agent Cath, while Russell Tovey joins the cast.

Matafeo wrote the comedy with Alice Snedden, and Nic Sampson, and it is made by Avalon. It also airs on HBO Max in the US, ABC in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.

» Our four-star review of Starstruck series one.

Published: 10 Jan 2022

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