Catastrophe co-creator Sharon Horgan has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Amazon Studios.
In addition to her personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment company, Merman, has also signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
The two deals give Amazon first-look rights to Merman concepts to which Horgan is attached, as well as remake rights to Merman-produced television series.
Merman’s projects include Catastrophe, Motherland, Bliss, Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret starring David Cross and Will Arnett, with several more in the works.
“Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today. We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new groundbreaking content,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios.
“Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows for our Prime members.”
Horgan and Mountford said, “Amazon is at the forefront of groundbreaking television and Merman is delighted to be part of their remit to create unique content.
“The team at Amazon have supported us since the inception of Catastrophe and we are thrilled to be working together. Also all the free books and stuff is great.”