26 June 2014 by

Sarah Jessica Parker Is Returning To Our Telly Screens In ‘Busted’ Crime Series

Sarah Jessica Parker Busted TV Show - Best Film & TV Moments

After an extended hiatus, Sarah Jessica Parker is back [Getty]

Happy news, people! Sarah Jessica Parker is about to return to our screens - and no, we're not talking about Sex And The City 3 (again). In fact, the star's much-anticipated reappearance on TV is via a new show that's WORLDS away from her Carrie Bradshaw days.

In fact, SJP is lending her talents to a based-on-reality crime thriller series created by the team behind True Detective. According to E! Online, the show is based on the book Busted, A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love - although they wisely chopped it down to the much-catchier Busted.

The book was written by a team of reporters who broke the news of an epic police scandal during a 10-month undercover investigation. As for Parker's role, she's due to play one of two female leads along with a yet-unnamed partner-in-crime (Lena Dunham please). But fret not about only seeing the style star in endless grey suits a la Clare Danes in Homeland because the pilot is being directed by David Frankel, the man behind The Devil Wears Prada. How fabulous!

So while we wait on tenter hooks for new details, let's take the opportunity to relive her finest acting moments through the years. It's been quite an evolution from a frizzy-haired Broadway kid to the biggest style icon TV's ever seen. Check it out...

1. Annie in 1979

What a cutie! SJP was selected for a role in the Broadway musical first in the small role of July but then she nabbed the lead role, playing the red-haired orphan for a year. What a killer set of lungs!

2. Footloose in 1984

Footloose was a huge break for an 18-year-old SJP, marking her first substantial role in a movie. She acted alongside Kevin Bacon, who she later confessed to having a major crush on, but 'we'd just kind of smile at each other,' she said.

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3. Hocus Pocus in 1993

SJP, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy were cast as a family of witches, known as the Sanderson Sisters. It might have received negative reviews from critics, but when the film landed on video, it became a cult hit.

4. Ed Wood in 1994

Forget Bacon, Sarah Jessica knew she'd landed in the big league when she appeared opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed film Ed Wood as Mr Depp's girlfriend Dolores Fuller.

5. Mars Attacks! in 1996

Now it was time for some comedy science fiction directed by Tim Burton and starring Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, and Danny DeVito. Talk about good company! She played reporter Nathalie Lake whose head got switched with her, err, dog.

6. The First Wives Club in 1996

The actress starred as Shelly Stewart, a rather hateful and dim-witted mistress, but boy did she look foxy in that teeny red dress plus bombshell hair! What's more, she received a Satellite Award nomination for her portrayal.

7. Sex and the City in 1998

In the late '90s, the script for an HBO drama/comedy show was sent to Lady Parker. The show's creator, Darren Star, wanted her for his project and, despite some doubts about being cast in a long-term series, she agreed to take the lead role. Cut to five nominations and an Emmy Award later and Carrie Bradshaw has become a beloved TV icon.

8. Failure to Launch in 2006

In between SATC fun, SJP got her romantic comedy fix and teamed up with Matthew McConaughey (who else?) for Failure To Launch. Also brilliant: Zooey Deschanel in the essential BFF role.

9. Sex and the City, The Movie in 2008

Not content with bringing Carrie's story to live on the small screen, the SATC fun twirled into cinemas in 2008, complete with shoe-proposals, Charlotte, umm, letting herself go in the shower and THIS almost-wedding moment...

10. Glee in 2012

Hurrahs around the world were heard when it was revealed SJP would be guest starring in Glee, following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson et al. She played a US Vogue executive, natch, who takes Kurt Hummel under her wing after he graduates and moves to New York. If you haven't seen SJP's rendition of 'Let's Have A Kiki' (oh yes), hit play immediatley:

Celebrate more things SJP with her best ever style moments in the gallery below...

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the Cosmopolitan Seminar - June 16, 2014

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'The Commons Of Pensacola' opening night after party - November 21, 2013

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the opening of the SJP Collection Pop Up Shop - February 26, 2014

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the ArtsConnection 35th Anniversary Spring Benefit - April 24, 2014 i

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the Variety Power Of Women- April 25, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at Manhattan Theatre Club Rehearsal Studios - September 25, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel - June 10, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the SJP collection event at Nordstrom in The Grove - March 6, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 CLIO Image Awards - May 7, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala - 5 May 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at Sarah Jessica Parker In Conversation With Jonathan Tisch - May 15, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about in New York - November 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles and Saint Laurent at 'City Ballet' TV programme premiere, New York - 04 November 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker with Louis Vuitton bag out and about in New York - 4 September 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker at Serpentine Summer party - 27 June 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about, New York - 23 May 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon at Met Gala - 6 May 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about in New York - April 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Elie Saab and Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at BAFTA Awards - February 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Maison Martin Margiela couture at amfAR gala in New York - February 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at 'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' film screening - December 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in dress and ears by L'Wren Scott at Barneys window unveiling - November 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at ELLE's Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills - October 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at Maison Martin Margiela with H&M Fashion Event- October 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at New York City Ballet Fall Gala - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Couture Council for the Museum at FIT Awards in New York City - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Louis Vuitton at the Louis Vuitton fall 2012 runway show - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture and Philip Treacy hat at the VRC Oaks Club Ladies Luncheon in Melbourne, Australia - November 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 - February 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at 'Late Show with David Letterman', New York - September 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giambattista Valli at film presentation of I Don't Know How She Does It, Moscow - August 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker the Chanel 2012 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection Show - March 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at Met Ball - May 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Alexander McQueen memorial service - September 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at the Sex And The City 2 UK Premiere - May 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker at Burberry, London Fashion Week - September 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston at Met Gala - May 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in L'Wren Scott at the School Of American Ballet's Winter Ball in New York City - March 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker in Nina Ricci the Sex and the City: The Movie premiere in New York - May 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at 'Sex and The City: The Movie' film premiere, London - May 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at Met Ball - May 2006

Sarah Jessica Parker in Peter Soronen at the opening night for Neil Simon's The Odd Couple - October 2005

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at the Fragrance Foundation's

Sarah Jessica Parket at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City - October 2001

Sarah Jessica Parker at SAG Awards - 2001

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at Emmy Awards - September 2000

Sarah Jessica Parker at the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City - October 1997

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Ed Wood Hollywood premiere - September 1994

Sarah Jessica Parker MTV Movie Awards - 1993

Sarah Jessica Parker in Atelier Versace at For The Boys Los Angeles premiere - November 1990

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Amnesty Concert in Los Angeles - September 1998

Sarah Jessica Parker at Henry Winkler's Annual Brunch to Celebrate the Celebrity Day at MacLaren Children's Center - March 1988

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Slamdance premiere - September 1987


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