Season 2 of comedian Rose Matafeo's millennial fairytale has been announced. The smash rom-com from award-winning comic Rose Matafeo Season 2 of Starstruck will premiere shortly, and we're anticipating great things given the previous season's critical acclaim.
Season 1 of Starstruck was seen nearly 5 million times on BBC iPlayer, making it the channel's most popular new comedy of 2021.
The millennial rom-com centers on Jessie (Matafeo), who falls in love with a renowned movie actor (Nikesh Patel) after a one-night fling on New Year's Eve while working different dead-end jobs in East London.
Matafeo, who co-writes the series with Alice Snedden and – for season 2 – Nic Sampson, joked last year after the show was renewed for a second season: “Thrilled that Starstruck will be returning to BBC Three for a second series because I left my water bottle on set last year and I would love to get it back.”
“The first series of Starstruck came as a wonderful breath of fresh air,” said Shane Allen, Director of Comedy at the BBC. “We can't wait to see what Rose, Alice, and Nic have in store for Jessie and Tom in the next chapter of their journey.”
Fans can now get a first peek at Jessie and Tom in the new episodes thanks to first-look photographs from season 2, which can be seen below, with tension evident as they brush their teeth together.
Season 2 of Starstruck will premiere on a revamped BBC Three channel in the United Kingdom and HBO Max in the United States. Everything you need to know about the upcoming season is right here.
Starstruck Quick Facts
|Starring:||Rose Matafeo; Nikesh Patel; Emma Sidi|
|No. of series:||2|
|No. of episodes:||12|
|Original network:||BBC One|
The Release Date for the Second Season of Starstruck
According to Variety, it will be released on March 24. The following season will include six half-hour episodes and will run once a week at 10 pm.
Fans will also be pleased to learn that when the first episode airs, the complete box set will be available on BBC iPlayer.
Season 2 of Starstruck will air on HBO Max in the United States, ABC in Australia, and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Is There a Trailer for Season 2 of Starstruck?
Yes, check it out:
Season 2 Cast of Starstruck
Rose Matafeo and Nikesh Patel, who play Jessie and Tom, respectively, are expected to reprise their roles.
Along with Patel and Matafeo, Minnie Driver (Modern Love) will return as Tom's agent Cath in Season 2 of Starstruck.
Russel Tovey (Years and Years) is also set to join the cast of Starstruck, though it's unclear who he'll be portraying or how he'll be linked to the other primary characters.
Starstruck was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2022 and Best Comedy Series at the Edinburgh TV Awards 2021 after its premiere in 2021.
Matafeo was selected to Variety's Best Performances of 2021 and The New York Times' Top 10 Funniest Actors on Television lists.
Her most recent comedy special, Horndog, is currently streaming on HBO Max.
The Narrative of Season 2 of Starstruck
Season 2 will begin where season 1 left off, with Jessie dealing with the consequences of her grand gesture at the end of the first season when she opted to stay in East London and pursue her romance with Tom instead of returning to New Zealand as planned.
Aside from that, we don't know much about season 2, but if the first season is any indication, we can expect lots of amusing and tragic scenes.