New details about Rose Matafeo's upcoming sitcom have been revealed.
Starstruck, an HBO Max and BBC co-production, is now available to stream in its entirety on TVNZ OnDemand!
A first-look was released for the six-episode series, which will screen on TVNZ in New Zealand as well as HBO Max in America and BBC Three in the UK.
Starstruck, produced by Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and Avalon Television (Catastrophe), will follow 20-something Jessie (played by Matafeo), a millennial living in London, juggling two jobs and navigating the fallout from accidentally sleeping with a movie star.
Matafeo posted a tweet poking fun at the picture from the show.
"Here she is, looking drunk in press shot that will circulate for an entire calendar year," she wrote.
The still from the show shows Matafeo and Nikesh Patel sitting together at a bar. Patel (Indian Summers) plays Tom in the show, who is the leading man and a love interest named Tom, the British Comedy Guide reports.
Good Will Hunting actress Minnie Driver is also set to guest star, according to the show's producers. Nic Sampson, Joe Barnes, Lola-Rose Maxwell, Abraham Popoola and Ambreen Razia will also star in the series, according to the British Comedy Guide.
It will be a great platform for New Zealand comedy: Matafeo and fellow NZ comedian Alice Snedden have penned the episodes. Karen Maine directed the series and it was produced by Toby Welch.
And while the pandemic paused filming last July, it turned out to be a positive for the sitcom. The show has been greenlit for a second season before the first has even aired.
When the show was announced in 2019, Matafeo spoke to Deadline about the project and what we can expect.
"The BBC have been so supportive of this project from the get-go and to be able to get this show in front of American audiences at the same time via HBO Max is truly exciting," Matafeo told Deadline in 2019.
This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.