What happens when you take the ultimate Twitter comedian and put him on TV? You don’t—you put him on Amazon. That’s where Rob Delaney’s raucous new sitcom Catastrophe will stream starting on June 19. The show is actually an import from the U.K., which is where he and Irish comedian Sharon Horgan developed the sitcom for Channel 4. The comedy centers on an ad exec, also named Rob, who visits London for business and ends up having a steamy fling with a, well, Irish woman named Sharon (played by Horgan, if you couldn’t tell by now). Their romance is an intense and messy one, full of sex, sex, and more sex, and it all results in Sharon getting pregnant.
“Yeah, our characters have sex for a full week,” Delaney said recently on a phone call from London, where he’s currently at work on the show’s second season. “And when she calls him to tell him she’s pregnant, my character says, ‘Holy mackerel, that’s the worst news I’ve ever heard!’ But because I’m not a monster, I come over to help her deal with it.”