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Sarah Jessica Parker returning to HBO

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker will be starring on HBO again after the cable network picked up her new programme, Divorce.

The 50-year-old actress is world famous for her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, which was broadcast on HBO from 1998 to 2004.

And Deadline reports Sarah is marking her return to the premium network in a fresh comedy series entitled Divorce.

The single-camera show is her first major TV commitment since Sex and the City ended 11 years ago.

Divorce, which centres on a couple who are embroiled in a ridiculous long separation process, will be filmed in New York City. Sarah portrays a woman named Frances in the programme, who is finding it more difficult than she initially anticipated to embark on a fresh start with her life during the divorce process.

Sarah will be joined by Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam on the ensemble. Thomas plays her husband Robert, Molly is depicting Frances’ high-strung friend Diane and Talia will be portraying a persona named Dallas, another one of Frances’ pals.

The TV pilot was directed by Jesse Peretz and the series is being written by British writer-and-actress Sharon Horgan. Screenwriter Sharon will be executive producing Divorce under her Merman banner, alongside Parker and Alison Benson of Pretty Matches Productions in addition to Kapital Entertainment’s Paul Simms and Aaron Kaplan.

HBO is said to be embracing series with female leads following the huge success of Lena Dunham’s Girls. It’s rumoured a show with Sarah Silverman as the star is also being considered at the network right now.

Sarah will next be seen in feature film comedy All Roads Lead to Rome, which is due to reach theatres later this year.

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