Catastophe co-creator and co-star Rob Delaney turned to Twitter to share some “big” news about the forthcoming season of his and Sharon Horgan‘s hit sitcom, announcing six guest stars we can look for later this year when the series returns.
New Catastrophe cast members include, in alphabetical order:
David Alan Grier
I have not included their Twitter handles because I don’t want you bullying them on-line.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 8, 2018
With Catastrophe (2015-present) revolving around a one-week stand between Horgan and Delaney’s characters, turning into an unexpected pregnancy, followed by marriage and parenthood (not necessarily in that order) and an entire life together, throwing Sex and the City alum Chris Noth into the mix makes perfect sense to us. The series does revolve around sex, in a city after all, but in this case it’s London versus NYC.
As far as the storyline for the couple, the next installment will explore what happens to their sex life and how long-term romantic relationships can turn intro “partnership-friendship things,” according to Horgan in an interview with Elle UK.
There aren’t any details on Noth’s role, but there are so many avenues the writers could explore. This is purely speculation, but possibly he could play Delaney’s playboy, eternal bachelor brother? Are we typecasting?
In addition to the American actor, check out who else Delaney has recruited for season four:
You may recognize Nat Faxon from the TV series Friends from College (2017-2018). Brian Gleeson just starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in 2017’s Phantom Thread. We spotted David Alan Grier in 2017’s The Big Sick, and remember him from his early days as part of the sketch comedy show In Living Color (1990-1994). Julie Hesmondhalgh starred in the long-running British soap Coronation Street from 1998 to 2014, and more recently she starred in the 2017 third and final season of BBC America’s Broadchurch as Trish Winterman. In addition to his iconic role in the Sex and the City TV series (1998-2004) and follow-up films in 2008 and 2010, Noth played a detective on Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2005-2008). More recently, he took on the role of Peter Florrick in The Good Wife (2009-2016).
And, lastly, because her last name begins with a “W,” you can find Michaela Watkins in the family comedy Casual (2015-present), with the fourth season premiering this coming July 31. According to Radio Times, Watkins is set to play Delaney’s sister. And, as you know, the late Carrie Fisher played Delaney’s mother in the first three seasons, prior to her unexpected passing at 60-years-old. The fourth season will be a chance for the creators and cast to say thank you and goodbye to their “TV mom.”
In the past, the series premiered in the U.K. on Channel 4 and was followed shortly after in the U.S. via Amazon Prime, where you can currently catch up with seasons 1-3.
The six-part series is expected to premiere later this year. In the meantime, check out 12 times we laughed so hard watching Catastrophe it brought tears to our eyes.
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