Big news today from Amazon Studios, after picking up a few awards at last night’s meaningless Golden Globes ceremony: Catastrophe, the Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney-starring rom-com, will return for a brief, six-episode second season on April 8. It was also announced that new shows Mad Dogs and The New Yorker Presents will premiere early this year, January 22 and February 16, respectively.
Mad Dogs is based on a British series of the same name. It stars Michael Imperioli, Billy Zane, Steve Zahn, and Romany Malco as four old buddies who get together in an exotic location to talk about being old and what it was like to be young. But then someone gets murdered, and stuff gets weird.
The New Yorker Presents, should it follow in the footsteps of the pilot episode, will feature several varied segments each episode. Some may be dramatized fiction from issues of the magazine, some may be documentaries that coincide with nonfiction pieces within the magazine, and some may have nothing to do with the magazine at all. If they could somehow manage to recreate some of the cartoons in real life, that’d be great.