Mere days after Channel 4 ordered a third and fourth season of Catastrophe, Amazon Prime Video has announced that they have picked up the U.S. rights to the new seasons of the Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney fronted comedy series.
“Few series have proven themselves as personal and compelling while deftly balancing comedy and drama,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half Hour TV for Amazon Studios. “Like an ever-growing family, two more seasons of Catastrophe will give our customers more love, laughter, and occasional insults yelled very loudly.”
Created by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Catastrophe is set in London about an Irish woman and American man struggling to start a relationship after their clumsy lust leads to pregnancy. The comedy series is produced by Avalon Television, with Richard Allen-Turner, Kara Baker, Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan and Jon Thoday serving as executive producers.
Amazon originally acquired the Channel 4 series in a deal with series producer Avalon Television in January 2015. The streaming service has now aired the first two seasons in the United States, where it has been very well received by both critics and viewers. “We are delighted to be part of the Amazon family and sit alongside their other excellent and groundbreaking original shows”, said Jon Thoday, Executive Producer and Joint Managing Director of Avalon Television.