'Maxxx': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything about British comedy series starring OT Fagbenle

‘Maxxx’ is about a formerly famous boyband star of the same name who tries to make his music comeback in a bid to win back his famous supermodel ex-girlfriend


                            'Maxxx': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything about British comedy series starring OT Fagbenle
O. T. Fagbenle (IMDb)
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If you love dry British comedy and have been craving for something new while stuck at home, then look no further than Hulu. A brand new series called ‘Maxxx’ is coming your way soon.

Release date

The six-part British comedy series was scheduled to drop on Hulu on June 2. But certain reports now inform that the release date has been postponed to July 28. ‘Maxxx’ originally started its run on the UK channel E4 on April 2.

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Plot

‘Maxxx’ is about a formerly famous boyband star of the same name who tries to make his music comeback in a bid to win back his famous supermodel ex-girlfriend. Maxxx also wants to prove to the world that he isn’t a washed-up old has-been. Does that sound a bit like ‘BoJack Horseman’? 

Per Deadline, to get his career back on track Maxxx enlists the help of his cousin Rose and tries to convince his former manager Don Wild to take him back. Will Maxxx manage to get his act together and get back with his former beau? Only time will tell.

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Cast

O. T. Fagbenle as Maxxx

O. T. Fagbenle. (Getty Images)

The 40-year-old British-Nigerian actor, writer, and director is perhaps best known for his role as Luke Bankole in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. More of a TV actor than films, Fagbenle has appeared in shows like ‘As If’, ‘Grownups’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘The Interceptor’, and more. He is also going to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ‘Black Widow’ later this year.

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Helen Monks as Rose

Helen Monks and Johnny Flynn in 'Genius'. (IMDb)

The 27-year-old British writer, actress, and comedian is best known for her roles in ‘Raised by Wolves’, ‘Upstart Crow’, ‘The Archers’, ‘Holby City’, ‘The Last Kingdom’, ‘Genius’, and ‘Inside No. 9’.

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Christopher Meloni as Don Wild

Actor Christopher Meloni. (Getty Images)

The 59-year-old American actor is best known for his role as Detective Elliot Stabler on ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. His other major television roles include ‘Oz’, ‘True Blood’, ‘Underground’, and ‘Happy!’ His film performances include titles like ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Wet Hot American Summer’, ‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’, ‘12 Monkeys’, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, and more.

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Trailer

The ‘Maxxx’ trailer is a wild ride. It begins with the increasing sad turn of events that chart the journey of a once Kanye-like star to being reduced to singing at funerals, to being stuck at home without gigs. His former agent doesn’t want to help him and even gets him kicked out of his office. His life is in shambles as news channels show his supermodel ex moving on in life. A talk show host, in an interview with her, even makes fun of Maxxx’s utter lack of celebrity. 

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He’s of course not happy. And he takes it out on others around him. He also has an adoptive son who is now a teenager and a cousin who is weirdly sexually attracted to him. A recipe for disaster? It sure is.


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If you like ‘Maxxx’, you will also like

‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘30 Rock’, ‘Extras’, ‘Louie’, and ‘Entourage’.