How to Fail as a Popstar

What happens when a star isn’t born? How to Fail as a Popstar, an adaptation of Vivek Shraya’s hit play and subsequent book, answers this question with hilarity, vulnerability, a healthy dose of imagination, and of course, music.

Streaming now on CBC Gem.

CBC GemSphere Media
Canadian Screen Awards 2024
Official selection: Canneseries Short Form Competition, 2024


  • Written by Vivek Shraya
  • Directed by Vanessa Matsui
  • Co-directed by Vivek Shraya (1 episode)