Channel 4 orders a second series of ‘comedy gem’ Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan is set to bring Catastrophe back for a second series, just two episodes into its first run.

The comedy, about a couple thrown together through an unexpected pregnancy after a week’s fling, also stars Rob Delaney and has done so well that Channel 4 are already planning to continue it, according to the Radio Times.

Rob plays an American (also called Rob) who, after meeting Sharon’s character (also called Sharon) while over in London on a business trip, decides to move to the UK permanently to bring up the baby together.

It also stars Carrie Fisher as Rob’s pushy mother Mia, Ashley Jensen as Sharon’s neurotic and selfish friend Fran, and Mark Bonnar as Fran’s husband Chris.

Sharon is also committed to working on a new US comedy called Divorce with Sarah Jessica Parker, but has said previously: “It is possible to do both and I really want to bring Catastrophe back.”

Channel 4’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt 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 managing director of Avalon, the production company which makes the comedy, 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.”


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