Amazon Studios Ties Up with Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan


Amazon Studios has entered into an exclusive two-year overall deal with Emmy-nominated writer and creator Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe).

In addition to her personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment company, Merman, inked a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Amazon Studios will get first-look rights to Merman concepts that Horgan is attached to and remake rights to Merman-produced TV series.

Horgan is the co-creator behind Catastrophe, which she co-writes and co-stars in with Rob Delaney. Horgan is also the creator and executive producer of Divorce and co-creator of Motherland.

“Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, the head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new groundbreaking content. 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.”