Channel 4 today has commissioned a second series of Catastrophe, its new sitcom about an Irish woman (Sharon Horgan) and American man (Rob Delaney) who must navigate instant pregnancy and genuine disaster as they struggle to fall in love in London.
The series, which is written by its two stars and produced by Avalon, debuted on Channel 4 last week and attracted a consolidated audience of 1.2 million.
Its 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 2”.
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.”