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BBC to launch new sitcom from Irish writers Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan
11 Mar 2016 : Seán Brosnan
Sharon Horgan in ‘Catastrophe’
The BBC has announced their upcoming sitcom slate, with a new comedy currently in development written by Irish writers Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan.

‘Motherland’ is also written by Helen Linehan (Graham’s wife) and Holly Walsh. It is described as a show all about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood. It is a co-production between Horgan’s Merman and Linehan’s Delightful Industries and will be produced by Richard Boden and directed by Graham Linehan. BBC have also commissioned a new special episode of Brendan O’Carroll’s ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’.

Horgan has been busy as of late. Her sitcom ‘Catastrophe’ (which she created and co-wrote with Rob Delaney) aired its’ second season on Channel 4 to acclaim last year while HBO’s ‘Divorce’ starring Sarah Jessica Parker – which Horgan created and Exec Produced – is currently in post-production. She is also developing a sitcom with Irish actress Aisling Bea for Channel 4 about a woman trying to find her real father.

Check out our interview with Sharon Horgan here.

Linehan is best known for co-creating hugely popular Irish comedy ‘Father Ted’, as well as the British sitcom ‘The IT Crowd’, winning IFTA and BAFTA Awards for the latter project. Recent credits of Linehan’s include the comedy ‘The Walshes’, which he also directed.




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