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ROB DELANEY and SHARON HORGAN write and star in Catastrophe, a comedy following an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London. Clumsy lust, instant pregnancy, and genuine disaster provide the foundation for this flaming hovel of a relationship.
In a mess of events always in danger of slipping out of their grasp, Rob and Sharon must also learn to deal with her largely awful friend (ASHLEY JENSEN, Extras, Ugly Betty); his eccentric Bostonian mother (CARRIE FISHER, Star Wars); and attempt to navigate the choppy waters of their ever-more-complicating lives.
Catastrophe has garnered universal acclaim with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (representing the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or TV show). Series three premiered on Channel 4 in the UK in 2017 and a fourth series has been ordered.
The original series has now been sold to nearly 150 territories worldwide, including Amazon Prime and Lifetime in the USA. The first scripted format adaptation of Catastrophe, launched in Canada in 2017, produced by 1R2J for French language broadcaster Super Ecran. Following strong critical reception and hit ratings, a second series was commissioned and premiered in January this year.
Winner of: a 2018 Broadcast Award (Best Comedy); a 2017 C21 Drama Award (Best Returning Comedy); a 2017 Online Film and Television Association Award (Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for Carrie Fisher); two 2016 Royal Television Society Awards (Scripted Comedy and Writer: Comedy); two 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards (Best Comedy and Best Writer), a 2016 BAFTA TV Craft (Writer: Comedy); a 2016 Rose D’Or Award (Best Sitcom); a 2016 Golden Nymphs Award (Best Actress in Comedy); a 2016 South Bank Sky Arts Award (Comedy); and a 2016 Women in Film and TV Awards (Writing).
“The writing was on the nose throughout, juggling romance and rows with rare skill. Everyone has had these conversations, or ones very similar to them, whether parent, partner or just person…I was in tears – of laughter, recognition, or maybe just tears…” The Times
Named “TV’s Best New Comedy Series” by New York Magazine, and USA Today calls it “Wonderfully, addictively funny”
“Fearless comedy, full of black farce and unflinching observation, yet never ashamed to be downright silly, too” The Daily Telegraph
“The hands-down funniest comedy of the year” The Observer
An Avalon Television production for Channel 4
Episodes available: S1: 6 x 30’, S2: 6 x 30’, S3: 6 x 30′