U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has greenlit the third and fourth seasons of comedy “Catastrophe,” whose first two seasons were picked up by Amazon Prime in the U.S. It is unclear at the moment if the streaming platform has acquired the forthcoming seasons as well.

The series, which launched in 2015, is written by and stars Sharon Horgan andRob Delaney. The six-episode third season will go into production in November for a premiere on Channel 4 next year.

“Catastrophe” won Royal Television Society awards for scripted comedy and comedy writer, Broadcasting Press Guild awards for comedy and writer, a BAFTA TV Craft award for comedy writer, a Rose D’Or Award for sitcom, and a Golden Nymphs award for comedy actress.

The response in the press has been glowing. Britain’s Observer newspaper called it the “funniest comedy of the year,” while The New York Times said that the lead duo “joke splendidly and fight even better.”

Season 2 averaged 1.4 million viewers for Channel 4, a 20 percent bump from the first season. Amazon, like other streaming services, doesn’t release viewing data.

Posted by:Leo Barraclough, Variety

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