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Sharon Horgan turns Catastrophe into triumph in States

Sharon McGowan

Published 28/05/2015 | 08:03

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney in Catastrophe
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney in Catastrophe

Irish comedian  Sharon Horgan looks set to see her star rise Stateside as she revealed that her hit TV series will premiere on US screens next month.

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The comic (45), who is a sister of Irish rugby star Shane Horgan, announced on Twitter that her popular Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe will be broadcast by US channel Amazon.

As well as starring in the show, Sharon co-created and co-wrote the series with her American castmate Rob Delaney.

“American viewers! Our show is coming to you on Amazon June 19th.

Sharon Horgan
Sharon Horgan

@robdelaney and I would be delighted if you’d watch,” she tweeted.

The six-part black comedy tells the story of an Irish teacher living in London who starts a relationship with an American businessman after she falls pregnant following a fling.

After receiving rave reviews, Catastrophe was also recommissioned for a second series by Channel 4.

Speaking to the Herald earlier this year, the TV star said her inspiration for the show came from personal experience after she fell pregnant just six months into her relationship with her now husband Jeremy Rainbird.

“That is what happened to me so it made sense to write about it,” she said.

It seems that the mother-of-two is destined for success in the States, as only a few weeks ago it was revealed that another of Sharon’s television series had been picked up by a major US network.

The Meath native’s show, Divorce, was given the green light to be made into a series by HBO last month after its pilot episode fared well with the station.

The show will star actress Sarah Jessica Parker in what will be her first TV role since playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City.

The writer revealed that she got on with Sarah Jessica Parker like a house on fire after meeting to discuss the show.

“It’s luck and chemistry,” she explained. “She’d been looking for something, so HBO sent her some of my work and set us up on a date. She liked my stuff and we got on well.”

Herald

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