A stellar cast will join writer, director and actor O-T Fagbenle (Black Widow, The Handmaid’s Tale, NW, Looking) in his brand-new E4 comedy series.
Maxxx centres around a formerly famous boyband star played by O-T Fagbenle who tries to make his music come back in a bid to win back his famous supermodel ex-girlfriend Jourdan Dunn and prove to the world that he isn’t a washed-up old has-been!
To get his career back on track Maxxx enlists the help of his cousin-slash-superfan-slash-stalker Rose, played by Helen Monks (Raised by Wolves, Upstart Crow), and tries to convince his former manager Don Wild played by Christopher Meloni (Happy!, The Handmaid’s Tale, Law & Order, Oz) to take him back but he has other ideas and recruits the help of wannabe manager Tamzin, played by Pippa Bennett- Warner (MotherFatherSon, Harlots). Maxxx is also haunted by Lucky played by Javone Prince (Phone Shop, The Javone Prince Show) who is Maxxx’s former bandmate.
O-T Fagbenle, writer, director and star, says: “It’s a dream to write and direct for a cast of extraordinary actors from seasoned pros like Christopher Meloni and Javone Prince to new acting talent like Alan Asaad and Jourdan Dunn. The talent of Helen, Pippa and a wish list of guest stars and cameos have been a gift to Maxxx, I can’t wait for people to see!”
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, commented: “A show we were already stoked about making has just got stronger. A phenomenal cast, we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them all.”
Maxxx will be produced by Luti Media a ground-breaking production company known for creating some of the most viewed content on the internet with iconic music videos for the likes of Drake, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rita Ora, and campaigns for leading brands including Adidas, BMW, and Beats By Dre. Luti Media was founded by O-T Fagbenle’s younger brother Luti, and Maxxx will be their debut comedy TV series.
Maxxx has been commissioned for E4 by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, and Jack Bayles, Commissioning Editor. The Executive Producer is Luti Fagbenle (Jay-Z & Beyonce – OTR II, One Direction – Best Song Ever, M.O.T.H, Mixtape). The series is co-funded by Channel 4 and all3media international.