Sarah Jessica Parker’s new TV show, Divorce hits screens this October, and this weekend the star was out promoting the show on the Television Critics Association's press tour. Naturally, the conversation turned to Sex and the City, and unfortunately for fans of the iconic series, Parker’s new project is a far cry from our favourite noughties show.
"Frances was her own person. From the moment I read the pilot, she was so distinct from not only Carrie, but any character I've ever played,” Parker said.
“I don't think that we actually talked a lot about trying to make her different. This story is different. I was always interested in the story of marriage. That's how this all started. By virtue of just that interest alone, it was automatically different."
SATC fans will be pleased to hear that SJP’s new show will also have a big focus on fashion. However, it will be nothing like the style we were used to seeing Carrie sporting. "Pretty much everything Frances wears is used, whether it's from Etsy, vintage, or thrift shops along the northeast corridor," Parker said.
**Earlier we wrote… **
We haven’t seen much of Sarah Jessica Parker since cult classic Sex And The City, but she’s about to hit our television screens for the first time in twelve years with new series Divorce. Seriously, it’s been that long.
And fans can rejoice as Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed a sneak peak of the new show on her Instagram, and FYI - it’s nothing like Sex and The City.
The ten-part series sees Frances (played by Parker) seek divorce from her husband (Thomas Haden Church)...who are far, far from iconic screen partners Mr.Big and Carrie.
After revealing her ‘emotional’ affair to her husband, Frances decides upon a split, but it isn’t quite the resolution she was desiring. Seriously, where are the Manolo Blahniks?
But don't fear as the trailer gives hope that the new show is still packed with LOL moments. After her husband asks when Frances decided on divorce, she simply replies, ‘Perhaps when you grew a moustache…’
That’s our girl.
The show further unravels as the pair seek couple's counselling to salvage their relationship as they learn to like each other again despite their ongoing divorce battle.
As both producer and character of the show, Parker has been busy filming and directing in New York and we can look forward to Divorce debuting on HBO and Sky Atlantic later this year.
Take a sneak peak at the new show courtesy of SJP below: