Rejoice! Catastrophe Creator Sharon Horgan Has Sold a Fracking Comedy to Fox, and Olivia Colman Will Star

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Sharon Horgan’s already-packed schedule is about to get busier: The Emmy-nominated Catastrophe and Divorce creator has just sold Bad Sugar, a comedy about a family fighting over the inheritance of a fracking operation, to Fox on a script commitment. The series was co-created by and co-stars the criminally undervalued (though recently ascendant) treasure Olivia Colman (of the excellent Fleabag and The Lobster, plus most Nick Frost/Simon Pegg vehicles). Interestingly, Deadline reports the show was already set up in the U.K. at Channel 4 — and went to pilot — but was cancelled due to scheduling. For that very fun reason, you can watch the below clip, which should give you some idea of how the show will turn out; however, if you know Horgan and Colman (and if you don’t: Get thee to a British TV archive!), you’ll be properly chuffed already. Bad Sugar is just the latest in a line of U.K. shows Horgan has helped make the leap to American screens, and for our part, we’ll be totally fine with the eventual, countrywide Horganland takeover.

Fox Digs, Buys Sharon Horgan’s Fracking Comedy