Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is eyeing her return to the small screen with the new series Busted, the first foray into television from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
The project is based on the non-fiction crime book Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by investigative reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. The book follows the journalists as they try to uncover one of the biggest police corruption scandals in Philadelphia history. The writers won a Pulitzer Prize for their extensive series of Philadelphia Daily News articles entitled Tainted Justice, which spanned over 10 months in 2009.
Sarah Jessica Parker is attached to star as one of the two leads in the hour-long crime drama series. Don Roos (The Other Woman) is writing the pilot script, with David Frankel (Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada) attached to direct the first episode.
Here's what Sidney Kimmel Entertainment president Jim Tauber had to say in a statement.
"Wendy and Barbara have written an amazing true story, and we're thrilled for it to be SKE's first television project. 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 Jessica Parker most recently lent her voice to the animated feature Escape from Planet Earth, and she will also guest star on Season 4 of Crackle's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, alongside Jerry Seinfeld.