American boy meets Irish girl, gets Irish girl pregnant, and decides to stay in London for good. That’s the plot of Catastrophe, Amazon’s newest comedy roll-out—which has already been received in the UK as a brash, bawdy, messy twist on the romantic comedy.
Comedian Rob Delaney stars as the aforementioned Yankee, who meets and unexpectedly conceives with a schoolteacher (Irish comic Sharon Horgan) living in London. Delaney and Horgan also serve as the show’s writers and creators.
The Channel 4 series debuted earlier in January 2015 in the UK; all six episodes will stream on Amazon Prime starting June 19.
When it comes to rom-sitcoms, simple seems to be in. FX’s Married and You’re the Worst, no-frills shows that share some similarities with Catastrophe, will live to see second seasons, while higher-concept romantic comedies (A to Z, Manhattan Love Story) floundered last year under the weight of their own narrative structure.
Watch the trailer for Catastrophe here: