Sharon Horgan’s Catastrophe gets second series

Horgan and Delaney return for more relationship comedy

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Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of acclaimed comedy series Catastrophe.

Written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, the comedy follows an Irish woman (Horgan) and an American man (Delaney) who after a brief fling discover they are having a baby. The pregnancy lands them in an instant relationship as they struggle to fall in love in London.

The supporting cast includes Carrie Fisher, Ashley Jensen and Mark Bonnar.

Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer at Channel 4, said: “Catastrophe is a real comedy gem. Sharon and Rob have done a magnificent job and we’re already looking forward to series 2”.

Jon Thoday, Joint MD of Avalon, added: “It’s a real pleasure to be working with such a talented team on such a great show and I’m delighted that we’ll be making more episodes with Channel 4.”

Catastrophe attracted an average consolidated audience of 1.2 million viewers to its debut episode.

The series is made by Avalon Television production, with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman. The series will be directed by Ben Taylor (Cardinal Burns, Cuckoo). Executive Producers are Richard Allen-Turner, Kara Baker, Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan and Jon Thoday.