Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon are set to co-star opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in HBO‘s comedy pilot Divorce, which marks the Sex and the City star’s return to the network. Also cast in the pilot, directed by Jesse Peretz, is Talia Balsam.
Written/executive produced by British writer-actress Sharon Horgan and Paul Simms, Divorce tells the story of a very, very long divorce. Parker plays Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Church is Robert, Frances’ husband who is surprised to learn that his wife’s perspective on their marriage is different from his. Shannon plays Diane, Frances’ high-strung friend who has a successful husband, a beautiful house, and no children. Balsam is Dallas, Frances’ close friend, who has been both widowed and divorced.
Horgan will executive produce through her Merman Films, along with long-time collaborator Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. Parker and Alison Benson will executive produce through Parker’s Pretty Matches Prods.
Church is repped CAA, Jen Turner at Viking Entertainment and Michael Gendler. Shannon is with UTA and Framework Entertainment.