Catastrophe - Netflix

Posted on Sun 22 April 2018 in netflix

Based on the British sitcom with the same name, Catastrophe starts with a one-night stand—an encounter that is not meant to have a future. Audrey, a Quebecer and Frank, an American who is a Francophile, experience the most intense six days of their lives. A few weeks later, Frank gets a phone call from Audrey: he finds out that she is pregnant. The couple decides to have a go at parenting together, despite knowing each other very little.

Catastrophe - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: French

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-14

Catastrophe - Catastrophe (2015 TV series) - Netflix

Catastrophe is a British sitcom first broadcast on 19 January 2015 on Channel 4. It stars Sharon Horgan as Sharon Morris and Rob Delaney as Rob Norris, who become a couple after she becomes pregnant following a fling while he is visiting London on a business trip. Carrie Fisher, Ashley Jensen, and Mark Bonnar play supporting characters in the series. The show was renewed for a second series in January 2015 and began broadcasting from 27 October 2015, having been brought forward from its original schedule of early 2016. In July 2016, Catastrophe was renewed for a third and fourth series. The third series, which began broadcasting in the UK on 28 February 2017, comprises 6 episodes — which all became available in the United States on April 28, 2017, hosted by Amazon. The fourth series of the show is scheduled for 2018. For her performance in the show, Sharon Horgan was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2016. Both Horgan and Delaney won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer: Comedy. The show was nominated for a Peabody Award. In July 2016, the show received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series, going to Horgan and Delaney.

Catastrophe - Production and broadcast - Netflix

The series was officially commissioned by Channel 4 in May 2014 after a successful pilot the previous year. The BBC had previously turned down the series after reading the script. Catastrophe was named after the quote from the movie Zorba the Greek: “I'm a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything. The full catastrophe.” The original theme for the series, “Catastrophe Theme”, was composed by Oli Julian. On January 28, 2015, the show was renewed for a second series, which aired in October 2015. Jay Hunt, Channel 4's chief creative officer, said: “Catastrophe is a real comedy gem. Sharon and Rob have done a magnificent job and we're already looking forward to series two”. Carrie Fisher, who plays Mia, died on December 27, 2016 shortly after filming of series 3 of Catastrophe had concluded. This would turn out to be her final TV role. The final episode of series 3 is dedicated to her, with the simple words “For Carrie” appearing on screen alongside a photograph of Fisher following the credits.

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