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British broadcaster Channel 4 has renewed its hit comedy Catastrophe – shown on Amazon in the U.S. – for not one but two more seasons.
Written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, the show has won a raft of awards since launching in 2015, including two Royal Television Society gongs, a Rose d’Or and a BAFTA. It also picked up a Peabody nomination earlier this year.
The third six-part season is now set to go into production in November for a premiere on Channel 4 in 2017.
“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.”
An Avalon Television production, with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman, Catastrophe was commissioned by Phil Clarke and Nerys Evans for Channel 4. The series is directed by Ben Taylor (Cardinal Burns, Cuckoo) and produced by Jack Bayles (The Mimic, VIP), and executive produced by Richard Allen-Turner (Man Down), Kara Baker, Delaney, Horgan and Jon Thoday (Last Week Tonight With John Oliver).
Aside from Catastrophe, Horgan has also created and writes for HBO’s upcoming Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
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