Divorce Commences

Sharon Horgan‘s long awaited US series Divorce, debuts tonight on Sky Atlantic in the UK, days after its US premiere.

© HBO

© HBO

Not content with wowing audiences on this side of the pond with her creations Motherland and Catastrophe, both set to return with new episodes in 2017, Horgan has – as previously reported – turned her hand to creating a comedy for HBO featuring the former Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker.

© Craig Blankenhorn/HBO.

© Craig Blankenhorn/HBO.

Parker stars as 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.

Horgan’s role on the series, as well as show creator, is as executive producer, writer of the opening pilot, and co-writer of the following couple of episodes. If the show continues past its initial 8 episode order, she’ll no doubt have a hand in further instalments too.

Also featuring Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam and a recurring role for Flight of the Conchords star Jermaine Clement, the series began screening in the US on October 9th, and makes its UK debut tonight at 10:10pm exclusively on Sky Atlantic.

Tomorrow, it will also begin airing on Australian channel Showcase, and various other outlets around the world soon.

The series has a web presence, but be warned – it’s naturally US based, so may be full of spoilers. You can like the show on Facebook, or if you want to stay informed but spoiler free, there’s a UK based HBO feed over yonder.

And if you’re still not sure, there’s a whole wealth of trailers and preview clips on YouTube – here’s one to whet your appetite.

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