'Catastrophe' Nabs Two More Seasons at Amazon

Catastrophe Still - H 2015
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Catastrophe Still - H 2015

Amazon is moving forward with two more seasons of the beloved British series Catastrophe.

Written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, the romantic comedy has earned heaps of acclaim, including a BAFTA and a Peabody nomination during its first two seasons. News of its continuation at Amazon comes two days after U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 first made the announcement about the series' fate.

Season three is scheduled to premiere on Amazon in 2017, with the fourth season expected a year later. The former will once again feature just six episodes, with production set to begin in November.

"Few series have proven themselves as personal and compelling while deftly balancing comedy and drama," said Joe Lewis, head of half-hour TV for Amazon Studios. "Like an ever-growing family, two more seasons of Catastrophe will give our customers more love, laughter and occasional insults yelled very loudly."

Delaney and Horgan jointly added: "It used to be when you heard the word 'catastrophe' you thought of something terrible or destructive. Most people still do, but now some people might also think of our show. So that has to be a positive. We're very excited to have the opportunity to wreak more terrible destruction on the lives of Sharon and Rob."

Looking to capture some of that buzz, Lifetime announced recently that it had secured rights to air the Avalon Television-produced series following its Amazon Prime Video window.