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Rose Matafeo's 'Starstruck' Season 2 to Premiere in March on HBO Max

Almost two months after 'Starstruck' Season 2 premiered in the U.K. it will launch on HBO Max.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Nikesh Patel and Rose Matafeo in 'Starstruck'

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The critically-acclaimed Starstruck will be back for its second season on HBO Max on March 24.

The series from comedian Rose Matafeo, Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson, already launched its second season in the U.K. in February 2022, so those who have watched it via the BBC already know how the story turns out. But for those in the U.S., HBO Max has offered a taste of what's to come in the six new episodes launching at once with a new trailer. You can watch that below.

Starstruck follows Matafeo's Jessie, an East London millennial who became romantically entangled with a famous actor (Tom, played by Nikesh Patel) in the first season. Season 2 sees the two of them being smacked by real-world consequences of deciding to pursue that relationship further. Originally, she was planning to move to New Zealand, while he is just constantly challenged by the idea of dating a quote-unquote regular person.

As the trailer teases, it won't be smooth sailing for the new couple, as they still have a lot to work through individually, as well as together.

In addition to Matafeo and Patel, the show stars Emma Sidi, Joe Barnes, Al Roberts, Ambreen Razia, Alice Snedden, Lola-Rose Maxwell, Nic Sampson, Edward Easton, Parth Thakerar, Jordan Stephens. Minnie Driver and Russell Tovey have also joined the ensemble cast for the second season.

Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, and Toby Welch executive produce, while Claire McCarthy serves as producer. The show hails from Avalon.

The first season of Starstruck earned a 78 Metascore and the second season earned a 76, based on U.K. critics.