Amazon will premiere the first season of Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s unexpected pregnancy comedy “Catastrophe” on June 19, the streaming service announced on Tuesday.
The series, consisting of six half-hour episodes, was co-written by Delaney, who plays an American man struggling to start a relationship with an Irish woman after their clumsy lust leads to pregnancy. Co-writer Sharon Horgan (“Pulling”) plays Delaney’s love interest, while Ashley Jensen (“Ugly Betty”) co-stars as an unpleasant friend, and Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars”) plays Delaney’s eccentric Bostonian mother.
“Catastrophe” is an Avalon Television production with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman. Executive producers include Richard Allen-Turner (“Workaholics”), Kara Baker (“Iliza Shlezinger: Freezing Hot”), Delaney, Horgan and Jon Thoday (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver“).
The series will be available exclusively for Amazon Prime members in the U.S. and will come to Amazon Prime in the UK later this year.
“We look forward to bringing this honest and smart series to our customers,” said Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios. “Sharon’s irreverent humor plays into Rob’s fish-out-of-water experience and, together, their chemistry makes for a universally witty comedy.”
Watch the trailer for the new series.