Sharon Horgan signs deal with Amazon

Comedy writing machine Sharon Horgan has signed a two year deal with Amazon Studios – giving Amazon first dibs on and deals with Merman, Sharon’s production company which she founded with Clelia Mountford.

Amazon has exclusively acquired all seasons of Catastrophe for America, the show has already earned Sharon an Emmy nomination. Amazon now has the rights to remake Catastrophe and other Merman shows. “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 for Amazon Studios. “Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows for our Prime members.”

Sharon and Merman partner Clelia 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.”