It’s not the return of “Sex and the City,” but given the quality of those movies, perhaps it’s even better: HBO has officially picked up Sarah Jessica Parker’s comedy pilot “Divorce” to series.
The single-camera series is Parker’s first big TV gig since “Sex,” and given the other talent involved (Jesse Peretz directed the pilot and Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon co-star), and the fact that HBO rarely picks up series that aren’t up to par with its reputation for high quality storytelling, there’s a lot of reasons to be excited.
Irish writer-actress Sharon Hogan wrote and executive produced the series, which will film in New York and tells the story of a “very, very long divorce”:
It centers on Frances (Parker), a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Church plays Robert, Frances’ husband; Shannon is Diane, Frances’ high-strung friend; while Balsam plays Dallas, a close friend of Frances’.
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