Will the HBO Max series return for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Starstruck Season 3.
Starstruck is a BBC comedy series created by Rose Matafeo. The basic premise of the series revolves around a screwball comedy about a 20-something New Zealand lady who works as a nanny and works in a cinema in Hackney, London. She realizes she slept with a famous Hollywood actor during a one-night stand on New Year’s Eve. The show is a hidden gem about love and self-discovery, among other things.
The rom-com aspect of the series has been praised, as has its fantastical attempt to mainstream a love that would otherwise be inexplicable. As the second season has concluded, the fans of the series are wondering if the series has been renewed for more seasons.
And we’ve got some exciting news for you! Here we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on HBO Max. Here’s all we know about Starstruck Season 3 so far.
Will there be a Season 3 of Starstruck?
Yes, Starstruck will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the second season, which ended on February 7, 2022. After a few months of waiting, HBO Max confirmed in June 2022 that the series was renewed for a third season. The cast of the series also shared the renewal update among their fans.
Rose Matafeo, who is the show creator and portrays the character of Jessie, shared the news on her official Twitter handle, simply quoting, “SZN 3”. Take a look at the post below:
SZN 3 pic.twitter.com/tGOi4k23hK
— Rose Matafeo (@Rose_Matafeo) June 13, 2022
Nikesh Patel as Tom Kapoor also shared the update on his official Twitter handle, simply quoting, “Sweet.” Take a look at the post below:
— Nikesh Patel (@iNikeshPatel) June 13, 2022
Why did HBO Max renew Starstruck for Season 3?
According to Deadline, the announcement comes as no surprise as HBO Max’s Head of Original Content stated in a statement, “Rose has created a show that strikes just the right balance of heart and humor,” said Sarah Aubrey. Further adding, “Starstruck is exactly the kind of rom-com that we love at HBO Max, and we are so happy to see Jessie and Tom’s story continue.”
“A third? Sure. Fine,” added Matafeo in a statement. “I’m truly thrilled to bring this incredibly talented cast back for a third installment and equally excited to clamber into the director’s seat alongside my nice friend Alice Snedden who I cannot seem to get rid of.”
“Starstruck is a blast of fresh comedy air, perfectly capturing the emotional mayhem of a new relationship with sharp wit, dry humor and a truthful eye – we can’t wait to see what Rose and the team have in store for Jessie and Tom in the new series,” said Gregor Sharp, BBC Comedy Commissioning. Added Jon Thoday, Executive Producer for Avalon, “It is fantastic to work again with two brilliant partners, in the BBC and HBO Max, to make the third season of this excellent show from Rose Matafeo.”
Furthermore, the series has gained a fairly good reception from critics and the audience. As a result, it seemed clear that the series was planned and set in the early stages of development for it to be renewed for more seasons.
Starstruck Season 3 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of Starstruck Season 3 is yet to be confirmed by the HBO Max as of June 17, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans seem to be assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated, as the renewal announcement was made by the network within a few months. If we have to guess, the release date will be sometime around early to mid-2023.
The most likely time frame of the series ranges from the month of February to April, based on the previous season’s release date pattern. Furthermore, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, HBO Max will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.
Starstruck Season 3 Plot
The basic premise of the series, Starstruck, follows Jessie, a millennial living in East London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the complications of becoming romantically involved with famous film star Tom. The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the second season, Party, released on February 7, 2022.
The episode was directed by Jamie Jay Johnson and written by Rose Matafeo, Nic Sampson, and Alice Snedden. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Steve and Sarah’s pre-wedding celebrations bring Tom back into Jessie’s life; with Tom’s imminent departure to the States, Jessie contemplates why they broke up.” So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of Starstruck Season 3.
The two briefly broke up at the end of Season 2, but when her friends helped her see her tendency to run away from serious relationships, Jessie apologizes to Tom, and the two reunite. While it’s tough to determine the plot of the third season this early on, it’s been suggested that the next season would pick up where the last one left off in terms of characters and stories.
It’s also planned to pick up any potential cliffhangers and subplots in the first episode of the following season and dive right into this world with more cast experiments, giving fans something new to look at instead of the same old themes. As a result, enticing fans to stream the series is vital for the network to generate the best possible content and plot while placing these beloved characters first.
Starstruck Season 3 Cast
The original cast from Season 2 is expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. Furthermore, as of June 17, 2022, the network had yet to make any new casting announcements. Hence, the list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows:
- Rose Matafeo as Jessie, a New Zealander living and working in London who has a one-night stand with a stranger that turns out to be a movie star.
- Nikesh Patel as Tom Kapoor, an A-list actor and Jessie’s love interest
- Emma Sidi as Kate, Jessie’s best friend and flatmate
Some of the recurring cast of the series is as follows:
- Sindhu Vee as Sindhu
- Al Roberts as Ian, Kate’s boyfriend
- Jon Pointing as Dan
- Joe Barnes as Joe
- Nic Sampson as Steve
- Lola-Rose Maxwell as Sarah
- Abraham Popoola as Jacob
- Ambreen Razia as Shivani
- Nadia Parkes as Sophie Diller
- Liz Kingsman as Liz
- Russell Tovey
The character descriptions will also be provided to viewers in order for them to grasp the dynamics better and to investigate those personalities more in the following season. As a result, we encourage viewers to wait patiently for these developments will take some time to announce. On the other hand, the network will keep fans updated on any new cast members joining the upcoming season by notifying the audience in advance.
Starstruck Season 3 Episodes
Starstruck Season 3 is expected to have 6 episodes which usually have an average runtime of approx 21 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of June 17, 2022, the exact episode titles for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 2 to refresh their memories of key plotlines. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly.
- S1E1: Pilot – December 13, 2021
- S1E2: White Van – December 13, 2021
- S1E3: Earnings Call – January 4, 2022
- S1E4: The $10k Car – January 11, 2022
- S1E5: Millbank, IA – January 18, 2022
- S1E6: Commercial – January 25, 2022
Moreover, the viewers should keep an eye out for details on the series episode and dates that will be released in the following months, as the number of episodes is ultimately determined by the plot that the show aims to transmit to the viewers, making it a slightly bigger or smaller season than its predecessor.
Is there any trailer for Starstruck Season 3?
No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for Starstruck Season 3, so fans will not be able to learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore. It is way too early for the network to release such promo material.
Meanwhile, check out this official trailer for Season 2, which suggests that after her grand gesture at the end of season one, in season two, Jessie must deal with the real-world consequences of deciding to stay and pursue a relationship with Tom rather than sticking to her original plan of returning home to New Zealand.
Where to stream Starstruck Season 3?
When available to stream, Starstruck Season 3 will only be accessible on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, all the episodes of Season 1 and 2 are now available to watch on the platform.
Moreover, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.
Starstruck is streaming on HBO Max.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) April 2, 2022
Starstruck Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states the following, “Starstruck follows Jessie (Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the complications of becoming romantically involved with famous film star Tom (Nikesh Patel), and follows the couple as they realize they can’t keep away from each other. The ensemble cast previously included Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting”) and Russell Tovey.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Starstruck Season 3 updates.