The critically acclaimed half-hour comedy series Catastrophe has earned third and fourth seasons as just announced by Channel 4. The series starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney will have a six episode season three airing in 2017, with season two averaging 1.4 million on the UK’s Channel 4. Filming’s expected to begin on the new season this November.
Horgan and Delaney, who write the series as well as lead the cast, commented on the renewal saying, “We are thrilled to be making a third series of Catastrophe. 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. In the first series Rob and Sharon went through a lot (us) and even more in the second series (back to the characters). We’re looking forward to putting Rob and Sharon (both us and the characters) through further pain for your enjoyment (now we’re talking about you).”
“I am thrilled to commission a third and fourth series of the multi award-winning Catastrophe,” said Phil Clarke, Head of Comedy at Channel 4. “It’s a welcome return for the brave, razor edged, excruciatingly honest and painfully funny portrayal of a modern, long term relationship.”
Ben Taylor directs and Jack Bayles produces, with Delaney, Horgan, Richard Allen-Turner, Kara Baker, and Jon Thoday executive producing. The series is available online to Amazon Prime members.
The Plot: Catastophe is comedy following an Irish woman (Sharon Horgan) and an American man (Rob Delaney) who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London.