Catastrophe star and writer Sharon Horgan is returning to TV sitcoms with Women on the Verge, arriving on W Channel (BT TV channel 311) on Thursday, October 11.
Based on the Lorna Martin best-seller Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which in turn was inspired by Lorna’s Grazia column Conversations with my Therapist, the six-part series follows three friends’ chaotic lives.
Find out more about the stars of the comedy and who they play.
Laura – Kerry Condon
She has an exciting career in investigative journalism, but Laura is heading towards ruining her prospects by sleeping with her boss.
Things take an even worse turn when it seems she has been replaced in his affections by Samara, a talented young blogger, so Laura decides to start seeing a therapist recommended to her by her friend Katie.
Laura is played by Kerry Condon who stars in Better Call Saul. She has also appeared in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and voiced Friday in the Marvel films Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man Homecoming.
Katie – Nina Sosanya
Katie has advised Laura that she should talk through her issues with Dr F, but has plenty of dilemmas of her own.
The divorced mum-of-one has just completed a course of IVF as she wants a sibling for her daughter, Ella.
She is played by Nina Sosanya who starred in W1A and Marcella, and was recently seen in Strike Back.
Alison – Eileen Walsh
Tinder has been a scary experience for Alison, and after one too many disastrous dates she is somehow back with her ex, Martin, despite not really liking him.
Alison is trying for a baby and describes sex with Martin as “not too bad, really, now that there’s some sort of point to it”.
Eileen Walsh plays Alison and starred alongside Sharon in Catastrophe as her friend Kate.
Dr Fitzgerald – Sharon Horgan
Although she’s not taking the lead in her new sitcom like she did with Catastrophe, we’ll still get to see Sharon Horgan starring in the series.
She will play the enigmatic Dr F, the therapist that Laura begins seeing to talk through her relationship woes.
As well as Catastrophe, Sharon is known for The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Psychobitches. She co-wrote and starred in the sitcom Pulling and co-wrote BBC Two sitcom Motherland.
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