Chris Noth has joined the cast of Channel 4's 'Catastrophe'.

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

The 'Sex and the City' star - whose last role saw him appear as FBI Agent Frank Novak in crime series 'Gone' - is to appear in season four of Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's Channel 4/ Amazon comedy series, along with 'Friends From College' actress Nat Faxon.

According to Deadline, the pair will feature in the next installment of the BAFTA-winning show, which is six episodes long.

A whole host of other stars including Brian Gleeson ['Logan Lucky'], David Alan Grier ['The Carmichael Show'] and 'Broadchurch' star Julie Hesmondhalgh are set to make appearances.

Sharon and Rob are currently in the process of writing and filming the new series of the show, which concerns their characters' dysfunctional relationship.

And the Irish star previously admitted that the creative duo concluded the previous series of the sitcom without knowing where exactly they intended to take the plot.

Sharon said: "We're writing it at the moment and we film in July.

"I think we always end the previous series with a big question mark that we don't know the answer to. Then you spend a few days together and start figuring it out. We spend a lot of time working on our outlines to figure out where the series is going. It's the rewriting that you figure a lot of the more difficult stuff out."

The most-recent series ended with Rob's character on the verge of failing a breathalyser test following a car accident.

But Sharon has promised the new episodes will be noticeably "lighter".

She explained: "I guess [the darkness] is intentional in that we decide we're going to talk about alcoholism or deal with depression and illness in the family. I know we're not picking the lightest of subjects but we're certainly not deciding we have to go dark.

"In a weird way, this latest series feels pretty light at the moment - and I think that's because we don't want to get lost in the drama of it.

"We do want to talk about stuff that people respond to because I generally feel people like seeing issues they have in their own lives reflected on screen, and when it's done through comedy, it feels even better.

"But at the same time, we're really aware it's a comedy show and we want to make sure it's really funny so at the moment, it's feeling lighter than the other series. But we'll see what happens in the rewrite."

The next season of 'Catastrophe' is set to return to screens later this year.

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