Sarah Jessica Parker, whose six-season run on “Sex and the City” from 1998-2004 helped cement HBO’s reputation for top-tier original programming, has a new HBO comedy project in the works. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable channel is finalizing deals for a half-hour comedy to star and be executive produced by Parker.
The comedy, “Divorce,” which focuses on the long, drawn-out process of ending a marriage, is written by British writer-actress Sharon Horgan and is expected to be produced in New York, where “Sex and the City” was based and where Parker lives.
“This is the first major TV acting commitment since ‘Sex and the City’ for Parker, who has been actively pursued by broadcast and cable networks,” the story reports. “Her only series gig has been a recent arc on Fox’s ‘Glee.’ As a producer, she exec produced the 2009 HBO pilot ‘Washingtonienne.’ In features, CAA-repped Parker will next be seen in ‘All Roads Lead to Rome.’”
Paul Simms, who has worked with Lena Dunham on HBO’s “Girls,” will work with Horgan as executive producer and co-showrunner, the report adds. Horgan created or co-created the British shows “Dead Boss” and “Bad Management.”