UK Series Catastrophe Comes to Amazon

Posted by at 7:24 am on January 29, 2015


Amazon Studios, known for television series such as multi-Golden Globe winner “Transparent,” and comedy “Mozart in the Jungle,” today added hit comedy “Catastrophe” to its line-up of Amazon Original Series available exclusively on Prime Instant Video.

Written by U.S. comedian and bestselling author Rob Delaney and award-winning actress Sharon Horgan, “Catastrophe” is a half-hour comedy set in London about an Irish woman and American man struggling to start a relationship after their clumsy lust leads to pregnancy. Carrie Fisher (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Ashley Jensen (“Extras”) co-star.

Already a critical hit in the UK, “Catastrophe” is an Avalon Television production with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman. The series will be available exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. this spring and will come to Prime Instant Video in the UK later this year.

“Rob and Sharon have created an engaging, contemporary, funny and moving story,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “We are excited to bring ‘Catastrophe’ exclusively to our Amazon Prime customers and can’t wait to hear what they think of the series.”

“We are delighted to be working with Amazon Studios, whose programming is rapidly proving to be some of the most original television currently being produced,” said Jon Thoday, Joint Managing Director of Avalon Television.

“Catastrophe” is produced by Jack Bayles and directed by Ben Taylor along with executive producers Richard Allen-Turner, Kara Baker, Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan and Jon Thoday.

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