It’s been a decade since Carrie Bradshaw flipped open her crystal-covered phone for the last time on HBO’s seminal Sex and the City, and — following a three-episode guest gig on Glee during the 2012–13 season — Sarah Jessica Parker is poised to tackle her next series regular role with Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love.
Based on “Tainted Justice,” a series of newspaper articles by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker — who went on to win Pulitzer Prizes for the investigative reports that spanned 10 months — Busted is the story of Ruderman’s and Laker’s successful efforts to uncover one of the biggest police corruption scandals in Philadelphia’s history. Parker is attached to play one of the women.
The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel will direct the pilot for this limited series which will be written by Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex). However, there is currently no network attached to the project, which is being shopped to multiple broadcast and cable networks. Regardless of whether it sells to a broadcast network or a cable channel, Busted is seeking a cable-style order.
While there are many hurdles standing between our eyes and SJP’s television return (like a network actually picking Busted up), this news has us like: