Sarah Jessica Parker Officially Returning to HBO — ‘Divorce’ Ordered to Series

Sarah Jessica Parker Divorce HBO
Yu Tsai for Variety

It’s official. “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO for another New York rom com.

Parker’s is set to exec produce and star in “Divorce,” which HBO ordered to series Thursday, Variety has confirmed.

The half-hour comedy tells the story of a very, very drawn-out divorce. Parker will play one half of the divorced couple, Frances, a woman who suddenly reassesses her life and marriage to Robert (played by Thomas Haden Church), and realizes that a fresh start is much harder than she thought.

Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam play Parker’s girlfriends.

Sharon Horgan created the series and will serve as writer and exec producer, along with Parker, Paul Simms, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan. Jesse Peretz directed the pilot.

Deadline first confirmed the series order. “Divorce” is set to shoot in New York this year.

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  1. Sam America says:

    She’s a no talent arrogant horse faced hollyweird ahole! that last show sucked like she does! I guess her
    movies and commercials were failures so she’s going back to HBO the only ones who still like her! I hope
    she bombs and finally just go away! she ruined the great Ed Wood movie I have to skip her parts. YUK!

  2. Jacques Strappe says:

    Remains to be seen whether this will be anywhere near as good and ground breaking as Sex And The City. Parker’s big screen presence since Sex ended on HBO has been uneventful and I find her characterizations more annoying than anything else.

  3. asnallar says:

    Cool! But I thought she’d never do a long-term TV series again?

    • Bill B. says:

      She wouldn’t have if her film career had worked, but it didn’t. I don’t think this will be a hit either. I don’t think she will ever shake Carrie Bradshaw.

  4. patrik says:

    good step HBO(divorce)

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