Sarah looks set to play a journalist once again, but it’s far removed from ‘Sex and the City’.
The last time we saw Sarah Jessica Parker on the small screen she was wearing Manolos and chasing Mr Big. But a decade on from the end of ‘Sex and the City’, Sarah could be set to make a return to television. Deadline is reporting that the actress is attached to a new project, a true crime drama entitled ‘Busted’. But what do we know so far about Sarah’s rumoured TV return?
Is Sarah Jessica Parker headed back to the small screen?
1. This is not 'Sex and the City'
No it’s more like crime in the city. The drama, set in Philadelphia, follows two female investigative journalists who successfully uncovered one of the biggest corruption scandals in the city’s history. It’s all based on the real life story of reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, who chronicled their investigations in the book, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. In 2010 the two journalists were also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their work at the Philadelphia Daily News uncovering the scandal.
2. There’s some other big names attached
David Frankel, director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley and Me, is said to in talks to direct ‘Busted’. Frankel has experience working with Parker, having helmed several ‘Sex and the City’ episodes. As for the script, Don Roos who has also working with Frankel, on 2008's Marley and Me, is thought to be on board to write.
3. So what’s the ‘True Detective’ link?
Well, 'Anonymous Content', the production company behind the HBO mega hit are the ones helping to bring ‘Busted’ to the small screen, working with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. 'Anonymous Content' have stayed quiet so far, but SKE’s president Jim Tauber has been quoted as saying, “Wendy and Barbara have written an amazing true story, and we’re thrilled for it to be SKE’s first television project." Adding, "Sarah Jessica’s coming on board, along with David Frankel and Don Roos, is simply a perfect combination that we couldn’t be happier about."
Sarah was last seen on television playing Carrie Bradshaw a decade ago
4. So when can we expect it?
‘Busted’ appears to be in the very early stages of development, even if Sarah is officially on board they still have the rest of the roles to cast including the second lead. But Deadline reports that the plan, as of now, is to set the rest of the cast before shopping the series to networks. Fingers crossed and if it all goes well, we'll hopefully be seeing Sarah back on the small screen sooner than expected.