Amazon Signs Deal With 'Catastrophe' Creator Sharon Horgan

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Amazon Studios has also set up a first-look deal with Horgan's Merman banner.

With the British comedy show Catastrophe having proved a hit on its streaming platform, Amazon Studios has signed its Emmy-nominated creator Sharon Horgan to a two-year overall deal. 

Alongside the personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford's entertainment company, Merman, also signed a deal with Amazon Studios, which will get first-look rights to Merman concepts to which Horgan is attached and remake rights to Merman-produced television series.

"Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today. We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new groundbreaking content," said Sharon Tal Yguado, Amazon Studios' head of scripted series. "Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows for our Prime members."

Horgan and Mountford added, "Amazon is at the forefront of groundbreaking television and Merman is delighted to be part of their remit to create unique content. The team at Amazon have supported us since the inception of Catastrophe and we are thrilled to be working together. Also all the free books and stuff is great."

In addition to Catastrophe, Horgan is the creator and executive producer of HBO's Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and co-creator of Brit comedy series Motherland, which recently aired on the BBC.