Sarah Jessica Parker could make return to TV in new series from True Detective producers

The crime show will chronicle how two investigative journalists unraveled the biggest corruption scandal in Philadelphia history


Sarah Jessica Parker, our favourite former sex columnist from Sex and the City, could be making a return to TV as one of two female leads in a series from the producers of HBO’s gritty crime drama True Detective.


But instead of writing about late-night sexcapades, she’d be writing about dirty cop busts.

The show is based on Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brothery Love, a non-fiction book from investigative reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.

It recounts how they uncovered the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history which was laid bare in a 10-month series of articles in 2009 in the Philadelphia Daily News called “Tainted Justice”, which earned the two journalists a Pulitzer Prize.

David Frankel, director of The Devil Wears Prada, is in talks to direct Busted’s pilot episode, says Deadline, who also report that Parker is in the frame to star.


The role would be Parker’s first recurring TV lead in 10 years. Since then, she’s starred in two Sex and the City movie spin-offs and the rom-com New Year’s Eve.