Sarah Jessica Parker Set to Return to TV with ‘Divorce’
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“Divorce” has gone official. The comedy series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, which was first reported as in development back in December, is confirmed coming to HBO.
After announcing that the network will be working with Sarah Jessica Parker once again, HBO has announced that it has made a series order for “Divorce,” the single-camera comedy that Parker is also executive producing.
This marks the actress’ return to television after being away from the small screen more than ten years ago. Parker’s last series “Sex and the City” bowed out of HBO in 2004.
“Divorce” will follow the story of Frances (Parker) who brings the idea of divorce to her husband Robert (played by Thomas Haden Church), upon the influence of her single friends Diane and Dallas (played by Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam respectively). Confused about their situation, the couple isn’t exactly sure whether to proceed with the divorce, until Frances’ husband learns that his wife is actually having an affair. Then the decision becomes easy.
The show is written by Sharon Horgan, who has already a number of British shows under her belt, including “Bad Management” and “Dead Boss.” Her most recent series “Catastrophe” will be debuting its full season on Amazon Prime this coming June, making this her first U.S. Television series.
Horgan is also executive producer of “Divorce along with Parker, Aaron Kaplan, Paul Simms and Alison Benson. She will serve as the showrunner with Simms as the co-showrunner.
The pilot episode for “Divorce,” which has New York as its setting, was directed by Jesse Peretz. Filming for the rest of the series will begin in the coming months.