Sharon Horgan has yet another success to add to her growing list as it has today been announced that Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive two-year overall deal with the BAFTA-nominated writer.

As well as this personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment company, Merman, also signed a deal, with Amazon Studios getting first-look rights to Merman concepts to which Horgan is attached and remake rights to Merman-produced television series.

Horgan's comedy series Catastrophe, which she co-wrote with comedian Rob Delaney, is carried by Amazon in the US and has earned the duo an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Horgan is also the creator and executive producer of HBO’s Divorce, which hails from Merman and Kapital, and co-creator of Motherland for BBC Two.

"Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today. We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new ground-breaking content," said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios.

"Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows for our Prime members."

Horgan and Mountford said: "Amazon is at the forefront of ground-breaking television and Merman is delighted to be part of their remit to create unique content. The team at Amazon have supported us since the inception of Catastrophe and we are thrilled to be working together. Also, all the free books and stuff is great."