A stellar cast will join creator, writer 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 Super model 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 hunted 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 pro’s 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.”
Nick Collett, Series Director says: “I’m delighted to direct such an inventive and funny show. Bringing O-T’s crazy and brilliant ideas to the screen was immense!”
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. The series is directed by Nick Collett & O-T Fagbenle, and produced by Ali Carron.
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.