We’ve got some excellent news for anyone who recently enjoyed Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck on BBC Three.
BBC Three really has brought us the goods during the pandemic, from the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People to Stacey Dooley’s make-up reality show Glow Up (which Maya Jama has just taken over).
Lockdown also gave us the opportunity to revisit some BBC Three classics, including This Country, Gavin & Stacey and, of course, Fleabag.
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So it makes sense that TV fans were very excited when the channel announced four new women-led comedy shows coming this year, including Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck.
Released last month, the six-part series is a modern romcom that made one writer (that’s me!) believe in romance again. It follows the story of Jessie (Matafeo), a millennial woman living in east London and juggling two part-time jobs. On New Year’s Eve, she finds herself in a rather unusual ‘morning-after-the-night-before’ type situation when she realises that she slept with a famous film star called Tom (played by Nikesh Patel). What ensues is a year of ‘will they? won’t they?’ between the two…
It’s funny. It’s a bit farfetched. It’s a light, refreshing tonic. It’s unashamedly a modern romcom. And it’s the series that a lot of women have whizzed through since its release. If you’re one of them, you’ll be delighted to hear that Matafeo has just confirmed a second season.
The comedian and writer shared a photo on Instagram over the weekend, which shows her holding a ’Starstruck 2’ clapperboard.
“Thank you for your truly lovely words about Starstruck so far,” she wrote in the caption. “I’m sorry if I haven’t replied, but we started shooting something else this week.”
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So, what could happen in the second season?
No further details have been confirmed yet but it could go in any direction: Jessie might be navigating her new relationship, she could be single again, or she might be in a completely new relationship. That is the beauty of a modern romcom – it understands that not all romances need to have a neat ending.
But, whatever happens, we know it will be funny and smart, and will sweep us off our feet.
Images: BBC Three
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