Catastrophe

SYNOPSIS

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in a comedy that follows an American man and an Irish woman who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London. Scorching chemistry, instant pregnancy, and genuine disaster provide the foundation for the flaming hovel of a relationship between Rob and Sharon. Carrie Fisher, Ashley Jensen, and Mark Bonnar play supporting characters in the series.

Created and written by
Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney

Director
Ben Taylor

Producer
Jack Bayles

Executive Producers
Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Richard Allen-Turner & Jon Thoday

Starring
Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar, Jonathan Forbes & Tobias Menzes

Broadcaster
Channel 4 & Amazon Prime

UK Transmission Date
21st January 2015

Watch Catastrophe on Demand

 

Award Wins
Irish Film and Television Awards 2018: Best Writer (soap or comedy) for Sharon Horgan

Irish Film and Television Awards 2016: Best Writer (soap or comedy) for Sharon Horgan & Best Female Performance (soap or comedy) for Sharon Horgan

Festival de Television de Monte Carlo 2016: Best Actress – TV Series Comedy for Sharon Horgan

Southbank Sky Arts Awards 2016: Best Comedy

BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2016: Best Writer: Comedy for Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney

Royal Television Society TV Programme Awards 2016: Best Scripted Comedy & Best Writer, Comedy

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2016: Best Comedy & Best Writers for Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney

Broadcast TV Awards 2016: Best Comedy Programme

Rose d’Or International Broadcasting Awards 2015: Best Sitcom

Irish Film and Television Awards 2015: Best Writer (soap or comedy) for Sharon Horgan & Best Female Performance (soap or comedy) for Sharon Horgan

US Transmission Date (for download)
16th June 2015

Episode/Duration:
6 x 30mins

Reviews

“’LOL’. So often said, so rarely true. But one of the countless joys of Catastrophe – the Channel 4 sitcom that marries the talents of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, and already looks unmatchable as the best comedy of 2015.” – The Guardian

“Catastrophe makes it embarrassingly hard to avoid the words ‘instant’ and ‘classic’.” – The Spectator

“The cast is crème de la crème.. Horgan and Delaney can do funny standing on their heads.”– The Independent

 

Award Nominations
BAFTA TV Awards 2018: Best Scripted Comedy & Best Female Performance in a Comedy for Sharon Horgan

Televisual Bulldog Awards 2018: Best Comedy

BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2018: Best Writer: Comedy for Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney

Primetime Emmy Awards 2017: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Carrie Fisher

Primetime Emmy Awards 2016: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney

Festival de Television de Monte Carlo 2016: Best TV Series Comedy

Peabody Awards 2016: Entertainment Programming

BAFTA TV Awards 2016: Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for Sharon Horgan

Royal Television Society TV Programme Awards 2016: Best Comedy & Best Comedy Performance for Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney

Broadcast TV Awards 2016: Timeline TV Moment of the Year

Writers’ Guild Awards 2016: Best TV Situation Comedy

Critics’ Choice Awards 2016: Best Comedy Series

TV Choice Awards 2015: Best Comedy

Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2015: Best New Programme of the Year