Sarah Jessica Parker is hooking back up with HBO to explore the complexities of breaking up.
“Sex and the City” alum Parker has received a series order from the premium cable channel for her comedy “Divorce,” which will tell the story of a very, very long dissolution of a marriage.
Parker, who serves as an executive producer on the series, will also star as Frances, 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.
The actress is joined in the cast by Thomas Haden Church, who plays Frances’ husband Robert; and Molly Shannon as Frances’ high-strung friend Diane, who has a successful husband, a beautiful house, and no children. Talia Balsam is also among the cast as Dallas, Frances’ close friend, who has been both widowed and divorced.
The series is created and written by Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe,” “Dead Boss”), who also serves as executive producer. Jesse Peretz (of HBO’s “Girls”) is the pilot director.
Paul Simms, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan are also on board as executive producers.