Amazon recently picked up the 30-minute comedy series Catastrophe (currently airing on the UK's Channel 4) for Amazon Prime Instant. Now, Amazon is hosting a viewing party of sorts next week for the pilot episode — on its Facebook page.
It will be available for 48 hours
Starting this upcoming Monday, viewers will be able to watch the show's first episode exclusively on Amazon's Facebook page. The episode will be available on Facebook for 48 hours, and will move to Amazon Prime Instant on June 19th along with the rest of the six-episode season. Amazon usually gives viewers free access to pilot episodes on Prime Instant so they can vote for shows they want Amazon to pick up, but Catastrophe was picked up outside the voting process, according to The Hollywood Reporter. By streaming the pilot on Facebook, Amazon easily introduce viewers to a relatively unknown show that it's already taken a chance on.
Catastrophe stars comedians Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, who created the show together. On a business trip, Delaney gets Horgan pregnant during a casual hookup so he decides to move to London to be with her. Which is kind of also the plot of Knocked Up?
The pilot will be available on Amazon's Facebook beginning Monday, June 15th at 7PM ET. The episode will only be available to viewers in the US.