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.

CARRIE FISHER received a posthumous Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Series Three.

The first scripted format adaptation of Catastrophe launched in Canada in 2017, produced by 1R2J for French language broadcaster Super Ecran. After premiering on Channel 4, the show was broadcast in the USA as an Amazon Prime Original and has since sold into over 150 other countries around the world.

Catastrophe has won a BAFTA TV Award (Writer: Comedy), two Royal Television Society Awards (Scripted Comedy and Writer: Comedy), two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards (Best Comedy and Best Writer), a Rose D’Or Award (Best Sitcom), a Golden Nymph Award (Best Actress in Comedy); a South Bank Sky Arts Award (Comedy); a Televisual Bulldog Award (Best Comedy), a Broadcast Award (Best Comedy), a Women in Film and TV Awards (Writing), and has been Emmy-nominated twice (Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Best Guest Actress: Carrie Fisher).

Episodes Available

Season 1 - 6 x 30'
Season 2 - 6 x 30'
Season 3 - 6 x 30'
Season 4 - 6 x 30'

Production Company

Avalon Television, Birdbath Productions and Merman

Commissioning Broadcaster

Channel 4


“It’s the rare series in this era of streaming binge marathons whose seasons actually feel too short.”
The New York Times

The Daily Telegraph

It’s beautifully observed, and if the characters seem more woundingly articulate than is usual in a sitcom, that’s what makes them feel realistic. Horgan and Delaney are always funny but they’re not afraid to add a bit of darkness.
The Evening Standard

People’s faces have a way of sweetly melting whenever I bring up Amazon’s romantic dramedy series “Catastrophe,”… Sadness and dread have settled in, handled with the same skill with which “Catastrophe” subverted the notion of a love story
The Washington Post

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney master the art of television writing. How the duo manages to convey an engrossing story amid the comedic antics is nothing short of sensational…A series to be preserved for future “this is how you do it” masterclasses.
The Independent

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