‘Catastrophe’ Creators Embraced the Mean and Morbid to End Their Beautiful Marriage Comedy

‘Catastrophe’ Creators Embraced the Mean and Morbid to End Their Beautiful Marriage Comedy
[Edits: The following contains spoilers from “Catastrophe” Season 4, including the finale.]

“Catastrophe” creators and stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan would never kill off their own characters in the finale of the Amazon marriage comedy — but they’re Ok if viewers got that sense of foreboding in the closing scene. As their kids sleep in the car, the married protagonists swim in the dangerous ocean full of rip currents as the camera pulls up and out.

“Why couldn’t [the kids] also die? Couldn’t the emergency brakes malfunction?” said Delaney, getting into the spirit of the dark scenario. “Did you see us roll down the windows? We want the pessimists to be comforted in knowing that everything that could go wrong, does go wrong, and that they’re going to have to stagger the funerals.”

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