Andrew Dipper

Channel 4 commissions more Catastrophe

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Channel 4 has today confirmed the re-commission of Catastrophe, the new comedy series written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

The series launched on Monday 19 January, attracting an average consolidated audience of 1.2 million viewers to its debut episode. This rises to 1.6 million when including the Friday night repeat.

The comedy follows an Irish woman (Sharon Horgan) and an American man (Rob Delaney) who must navigate instant pregnancy and genuine disaster as they struggle to fall in love in London and has garnered rave reviews from press and viewers.

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 two.”

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.”