And, with season four already having been commissioned, writer and star Sharon Horgan has admitted it is still too “hard” to think about writing the Star Wars legend out of the comedy.
Speaking to press including Express.co.uk at the launch of the third instalment last night, the actress opened up about working with Carrie and how they would address her demise in the popular programme.
“We don’t know what we’ll do,” co-creator Rob Delaney, who plays her son in Catastrophe, admitted, while Sharon, 46, continued: “It's a bit hard to think about that yet.
“I’m hoping a bit of time will pass and we'll think of a fitting finish to that story,” she said.
Catastrophe writers said they did not know how to write Carrie Fisher out of the comedy
Catastrophe: Carrie played the mother of Rob Delaney's character Rob Norris
We don’t know what we’ll do
Carrie played advertising exec Rob Norris’ “awful” mother Mia in the show, after both Ron and Sharon were gobsmacked she agreed to sign-up.
“In series three, we wrote a bigger, chunkier part for her in episode six and got to spend time with her. She was part of the gang,” they went on.
“All of the cast got to spend more time with her. We really feel privileged and honoured. She was funny all of the time. She was incredibly witty company and loved saying a***-holey things to everyone. She was also a really kind, lovely and supportive person.”
Catastrophe: Sharon Horgan said it was too hard to think about writing Carrie out
Catastrophe series three will return to channel 4 later this month
Carrie Fisher dead at 60
Wed, December 28, 2016
Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 60
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Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars
The duo admitted that when actor and comedian Rob, 40, first got in touch with Carrie on Twitter about appearing, she ignored him.
He laughed: “There was no response to the tweet, but after they approached her agent and Fisher read the script, she agreed to join the cast. She was a really lovely, kind, supportive person.”
Catastrophe season three begins February 28 at 10pm on Channel 4.