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Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in The New Comedy series ‘Divorce’

Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in The New Comedy series 'Divorce' premiering same time as U.S. on October 10 exclusively on HBO.

Serving as an executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy® and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s “Sex and the City”) stars as Frances in the comedy series DIVORCE, and Thomas Haden Church (Oscar® nominee for “Sideways”) stars as Robert, Frances’ husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart. The ten-episode season begins same time as the U.S. on Monday, Oct 10 at 10am exclusively on HBO, with a same day primetime encore at 10pm. New episodes premiere on subsequent Mondays at the same time. DIVORCE will also be available on HBO GO.

Watch DIVORCE for free on HBO Asia’s website

This October 25 to November 8, 2016, the first episode of the new DIVORCE series will be available for all to watch free on HBO Asia’s website (www.hboasia.com). Both subscribers and non-subscribers alike can catch the first episode of DIVORCE (with subtitles where available) in *18 Asian territories, including The Philippines.

The story of a very, very long divorce

After more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.

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The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions.

Set in Westchester County, NY, DIVORCE is created by Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe”), with Paul Simms (HBO’s “Girls”) serving as a showrunner on the series. Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan executive produce.

DIVORCE also stars Molly Shannon (Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Enlightened” and “Saturday Night Live”) as Diane, Frances’ high-strung friend, who has a successful husband, a beautiful house and no children; Talia Balsam (“Mad Men”) as Dallas, Frances’ close friend, who has been both widowed and divorced; Tracy Letts (“Homeland”) as Nick, Diane’s husband; Sterling Jerins (“World War Z”) as Lila, Frances’ and Robert’s daughter; and Charlie Kilgore (“Moonrise Kingdom”) as Tom, their son.

DIVORCE S101: “Pilot”
Premieres Monday, October 10 at 10am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10pm

Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) — a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City — try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane’s (Molly Shannon) 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.

Written by Sharon Horgan; directed by Jesse Peretz.

DIVORCE S102: “Next Day”
Monday, October 17 at 10am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10pm

Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) rushes to intercept Robert (Thomas Haden Church) before he tells the kids that she’s divorcing him. Everyone gathers at the hospital to support Diane (Molly Shannon) as she waits for news on Nick’s (Tracy Letts) condition. In the midst of the chaos, Frances considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery.

Written by Sharon Horgan & Paul Simms; directed by Jesse Peretz.

DIVORCE S103: “Counseling”
Monday, October 24 at 10am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10pm

Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) attend couples therapy in an effort to see if their marriage is salvageable. Frances gets advice from Dallas (Talia Balsam), while Robert vents at work. At home, tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for the children. Frances arrives at an epiphany.

Written by Sharon Horgan & Paul Simms; directed by Jesse Peretz.

DIVORCE S104: “Mediation”
Monday, October 31 at 10am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10pm

In hopes of keeping their split amicable, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) meet with a mediator. Frances confides in a co-worker, and Robert gets surprising financial news.

Written by Patricia Breen; directed by Ben Taylor.

About HBO ASIA

Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. Wholly owned by HBO (a Time Warner company), HBO Asia reaches 23 territories across Asia with six 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, Cinemax and Red by HBO, internet streaming platform, HBO GO, subscription video on demand service, HBO On Demand, and in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst and the DreamWorks channel in the region. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.

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