News: New Rose Matafeo Sitcom Starstruck Picked Up By Australia And New Zealand

News: New Rose Matafeo Sitcom Starstruck Picked Up By Australia And New Zealand

Starstruck, the new six-part comedy written, created by and starring 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo has been picked up by ABC and TVNZ following its commission by BBC Three and HBO Max in the USA.

The series will follow twentysomething Rose (Rose Matafeo), a millennial in London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with a film star.

Isobel Hughes, Director of Distribution, Avalon, said: “We are delighted ABC will be the home of Starstruck in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. It is brilliant to know audiences across the globe will be engaging with Starstruck and Rose Matafeo’s refreshing millennial voice.”

Rick Kalowski, Head of Comedy, ABC, said: “ABC is thrilled to be the Australian home of Rose Matafeo’s delightful Starstruck .  Already huge fans of her stand-up, and having worked with Rose on other ABC series, we loved her script, and her pilot even more.  We’re incredibly excited to help bring Rose’s truly special talent to audiences around the world”.

Andrew Shaw, Deputy Director of Content, TVNZ: “Rose Matafeo is one of New Zealand’s favourite comedians. She’s brilliantly funny, incredibly witty and we can’t wait to have her back on TVNZ with this exciting new show. We love seeing homegrown talent on the world stage and we think our viewers are going to enjoy this programme as much as we do.”

Rose Matafeo is a comedian and actress who won Best Comedy Show at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018 for her solo show Horndog which has enjoyed sell-out performances around the world including at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and a Barry Award nominated run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. 

Starstruck was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, while the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp.  Executive Producers are Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett.



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