Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Sarah Jessica Parker returns to TV

carrie-hero.jpg
sjp-hero.jpg

It's finally time to put the Sex and the City boxsets away as it has been announced that Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to the small screen in a new series.

She will star as one of two leads in a show called Busted, based on the book of the same name by reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, who uncovered a police corruption scandal in Philadelphia.

It's a role that's a far cry from another Carrie Bradshaw, then.

The show will be co-produced by the company who make hit crime drama True Detective and adapted by the writer of the screenplay for Marley and Me, Don Roos. So she'll be in safe hands.

Better still, the director of the pilot will be David Frankel, who also directed The Devil Wears Prada. Fingers crossed for a fabulous wardrobe for SJP's character.

The second female lead has not been announced yet, but we know for certain that SJP is great at building on screen relationships.

SJP, 49, has been away from our TV screens for ten years - bar a guest appearance in Glee, and of course, those box sets - so this will be a welcome return, but we're going to have to get used to her in a new guise.

After a series of fairly unsuccessful films including I Don't Know How She Does It and Failure to Launch where she played Carrie-esque characters, it might be a welcome relief to see her get her teeth into a more gritty role.

After all, that trademark scream just won't cut it on a crime scene.

It hasn't been announced when the show will air, but even if it's a long way off, we're excited. Welcome back SJP.

Related

satc2.jpg

Get set for Sex And The City 3

rexfeatures-1749367f.jpg

Jamie Dornan: I watch Sex And The City for help with erotic scenes

satc-3.jpg

SATC was friendlier than women on TV today, says Sarah Jessica Parker

sjp-2.jpg

Take a look inside Sarah Jessica Parker's Fabulous house

sarah-hero-1.jpg

Sarah Jessica Parker launches Twitter attack on bullies

rexfeatures-1061695u.jpg

Sex and the City 3 as told in tweets

Comments

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Reese Witherspoon's birthday shout-out to the Beckhams' glam evening

by Nicola Colyer
02 Dec 2016

Jessica Chastain on how she learned to love being a redhead

The actress used to struggle with low self-esteem as a result of her fiery locks.

by Moya Crockett
02 Dec 2016

Claudia Winkleman gets honest about her ‘overwhelming’ work schedule

“It left me crying my eyes out”

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Fawlty Towers’ John Cleese pays emotional tribute to Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs tragically passed away at 86 following battle with dementia

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

But the Black Swan star has vetoed her husband’s baby name

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Beyoncé’s magical new video reveals more of her life behind the scenes

Featuring her wedding day, her friends, and a baby Blue Ivy.

by Moya Crockett
01 Dec 2016

Demi Lovato opens up about her battle with bipolar battle disorder

“My life is a work in progress”

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

“I didn’t ever want to rely on a man to provide for me”

Chelsea Handler on the importance of financial independence

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

Jennifer Aniston wants women to take a stand against sexist media

“Women do far more incredible things than just procreate”

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

“Why are women such doormats when it comes to friendship?”

"We still have some crazy idea that society ‘rewards’ women who are nice to each other"

by The Stylist web team
01 Dec 2016