Apple Inks First-Look Deal With 'Catastrophe' and 'Divorce' Creator Sharon Horgan

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Apple has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Sharon Horgan, known for "Divorce" and "Catastrophe," reports Deadline.

The multi-year agreement covers all future projects that Horgan writes, and it follows the end of her deal with Amazon.

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Apple's UK television division spearheaded the deal, with Apple's creative director of worldwide video, Jay Hunt, overseeing the project. Hunt has been previously linked to Horgan, as he commissioned "Catastrophe" for Channel 4 in the UK and Amazon in the U.S.

"Catastrophe" followed an Irish primary school teacher (played by Horgan) who meets an advertising executive. They have a short fling, and she later finds out that she's pregnant.

"Divorce," also created by Horgan, starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church as a middle-aged divorcing couple.

Horgan is already working on "Shining Vale," a half hour horror comedy and HBO Max show "Delilah," projects she had in the works prior to her deal with Apple. She is also set to star in "Game Night," an upcoming Amazon TV show.

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11 months ago


Sounds so uplifting. Catastrophic divorce

‘Catastrophe’ is actually an incredible comedy. One of the best. Apple TV+ has nothing so far that matches it.
I say this as someone who’s actually enjoying some of their shows.
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11 months ago


I wonder what uplifting content she'll produce next! Perhaps "Laid off" or "DUI"?

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11 months ago


I wonder what uplifting content she'll produce next! Perhaps "Laid off" or "DUI"?

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11 months ago
She is a real talent. I am looking forward to this.
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11 months ago
Sounds so uplifting. Catastrophic divorce
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11 months ago
Oh hell, yes. She's a rare talent. So sharp, so pointed, so funny.


Catastrophe was BRILLIANT and hilarious! I waited for each season hoping there would be one more! Alas, I think the 4th season was the final one. I can't wait to see ANY show she has a hand in writing and starring.


I never saw 'Divorce' -- never even heard of it until today -- but 'Catastrophe' was fantastic! If you have Amazon Prime, the series is included in Prime Video. Four excellent and hilarious seasons, all of the cast are very funny and work well together.

Catastrophe is pure genius. You know a show is good when you're pissed that there's not more episodes ;)
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