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Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan inks deal with Amazon

CatastropheAmazon Studios has closed an exclusive two-year deal with Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan.

Catastrophe is an Amazon original series that earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a comedy series. Horgan is also co-writer and co-star in the show alongside Rob Delaney.

In addition to her personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment company, Merman, also signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.

The company will get first-look rights to Merman concepts to which Horgan is attached and remake right to Merman-produced television series.

“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.”

Horgan is also the creator and executive producer of Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and co-creator of Motherland.

Merman also has a list of well-performing shows such as Bliss and The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.