Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO with comedy 'Divorce'

Friday, April 17, 2015
Sarah Jessica Parker attends Fendi's New York Flagship Boutique opening celebration on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Sarah Jessica Parker's HBO follow-up to "Sex and the City" is a comedy about marital woes.

The premium cable channel said Thursday that Parker will star in a half-hour series titled "Divorce." She plays a woman who finds that making a break from her marriage is harder than anticipated.

Thomas Haden Church ("Spider-Man 3," ''Sideways") plays her husband. Also in the cast are Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam as close friends of Parker's character, Frances.

The 50-year-old Parker starred as relationship columnist Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" from 1998 to 2004 on HBO, and she reprised the role in two big-screen movies.

"Divorce" will shoot in New York this year, HBO said. A premiere date was not announced.