Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'Catastrophe' Renewed for 2 More Seasons

British broadcaster Channel 4 has renewed its original comedy series Catastrophe for two more seasons. The critically acclaimed series is shown in the U.S. on Amazon. Production on the six-episode third season will begin in November for a 2017 premiere.

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney created and star in the comedy. They executive produce with Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday and Kara Baker. Ben Taylor directs every episode. Avalon Television, Birdbath Productions and Merman produce.

"We are thrilled to be making a third season of Catastrophe," said Horgan and Delaney. "Rob and Sharon are a blast to spend time with. And we're not talking about ourselves in the third person, we're talking about the characters. We're eager to breathe life back into Rob and Sharon. Okay, now we are talking about us."

Phil Clarke, head of comedy at Channel 4, added: "I am thrilled to commission a third and fourth series of the multi award-winning Catastrophe. It's a welcome return for the brave, razor edged, excruciatingly honest and painfully funny portrayal of a modern, long-term relationship."