The acclaimed Emmy-nominated comedy series “Catastrophe” will be back on Amazon Prime beginning April 28. Creators and stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan met with the press in London on Wednesday (Feb. 8) to talk about season three and made special mention of the late Carrie Fisher, who played Delaney’s tart-tongued mother.
In “Catastrophe,” Delaney is Rob Norris, an American adman in London who hooks up with Sharon Morris, an Irish school teacher (Horgan). Season one saw their whirlwind week-long fling lead to an unexpected pregnancy, with Rob relocating to London and the two eventually falling in love. The second six-episode outing, which debuted on Amazon last April, saw the action leap ahead a few years, as Rob and Sharon were married, coping with the highs and lows of new parenthood.
Season three kicks off immediately after the jaw-dropping events of the second season finale, in which Sharon got drunk and had sex with a stranger and Rob discovered she had bought the morning after pill. The storyline plays out over six episodes that will air in the UK on Channel 4 beginning Feb. 28.
The chemistry between Horgan and Delaney, as evidenced in the teaser trailer above, has been key to the success of “Catastrophe.” Their refreshingly relatable observations about the highs and lows of relationships and parenthood won them a BAFTA and earned them an Emmy bid for Best Comedy Writing last fall; they were edged out by “Master of None.”
Fisher contended for Best Comedy Guest Actress back in 2008 for an appearance on “30 Rock” but lost to Kathryn Joosten for her recurring role on Desperate Housewives.” She also reaped a bid for her 2011 variety special “Wishful Drinking” but Emmy darling “The Kennedy Center Honors” prevailed in that race.