Move over Sex And The City's Carrie Bradshaw and her Mr Big, as Sarah Jessica Parker is all set to tickle the hearts of fans along with her 'Mr Wrong' in her upcoming comedy series Divorce. The actress released the first look of the series via her Instagram account calling the promo a "wee appetiser".
"A long time coming and a great thrill that my friends at HBO allowed me to share with you the official first look and just a wee appetizer of Divorce on HBO. Coming to @hbo this fall," her video caption said.
In the promo of the comedy series, Parker's character Frances abruptly tells her husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church) that she wants a divorce. The promo then takes fans through scenes essaying their fights, disagreements and their sessions with the therapist where Parker's character cites her husband's "emotional affair" as one of the reasons their marriage went downhill.
While the couple seems to have a serious discussion, there is a funny twist to the scene when Church's character refuses to acknowledge his relationship with another woman as an "affair" as it was never "physical". Frances does not look amused by his argument, but it appears the therapist does.
At one point, it appears as if Frances is suggesting to her husband that their "divorce" might be "the greatest thing" that is happening to them. "Now we can go back to just liking each other again".
"When did it [the marriage] start to go off the track in your mind" Robert asks to which Frances coyly replies, "Perhaps when you grew up the moustache".
For those who still miss Sex and the City, the latest series starring Parker might bring relief. Like Carrie, Frances too will have her set of friends with whom she will share her marital dilemmas. Molly Shannon from Saturday Night Live and Talia Balsam (Mad Men) will play her besties, Diane and Dallas.
The impeccable performances of the lead actors certainly promise a great series ahead in autumn on HBO.