Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan create new Channel 4 Comedy ‘Catastrophe’

New Irish / American comedy love story for C4

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Channel 4 has commissioned new six-part comedy, ‘Catastrophe’, created by and starring US Twitter comedienne Rob Delaney and award-winning actress Sharon Horgan (star and co-writer of Pulling).

The 30-minute, single camera episodes follow an Irish woman (Horgan) and an American man (Delaney) who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London.

Phil Clarke, Head of comedy at Channel 4, said: “Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney are two unique, and supremely talented comic writers and performers, and they have come together to make a notably outstanding pilot. The result is an original and joyous transatlantic romantic comedy, and I’m delighted that we are now going to series.”

Jon Thoday, Joint Managing Director of Avalon Television, said: “We are delighted to be producing another exciting new narrative project with Channel 4 and working with two brilliant original comic talents.”

The series is an Avalon Television production, directing is Ben Taylor (Cardinal Burns, Cuckoo); producing will be Adam Tandy (The Thick of It, A Touch of Cloth), while the Executive Producers are Richard Allen-Turner, Kara Baker and Jon Thoday.

Catastrophe is set to record this autumn.