'Divorce' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Sarah Jessica Parker's comedy

'Divorce' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Sarah Jessica Parker's comedy

A full 16 months after season two's finale aired, season two of 'Divorce' is coming back! Sarah Jessica Parker's comedy was renewed for season three back in November. At the time, it was revealed that Liz Tuccillo from 'Sex and the City' would take over as showrunner and executive producer, succeeding season two's Jenny Bicks.

With the trailers out, expect to see Sarah Jessica Parker's character Frances and her ex-husband Thomas Haden Church's Robert continue to date other people and co-parent their children.

Release date

On May 25, HBO announced that season 3 of Sarah Jessica Parker's comedy will return on Monday, July 1.


The six-episode season follows an unhappy woman, Frances, finding the courage to divorce her husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church) as they encounter surprises that come their way post-divorce and spin their lives in unexpected directions. In season three, Frances will have a new love interest.


Sarah Jessica Parker

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 39th Annual Muse Awards at The New York Hilton Midtown on December 13, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Multiple award-winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker plays Frances Dufresne, a married woman who has an affair which precipitates her divorce. Known best for her starring role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series 'Sex and the City', for which she won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. The character is recognized as one of the greatest female characters on American television. 

Thomas Haden Church

Actor Thomas Haden Church attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2009 portrait studio at DIRECTV Tribeca Press Center on April 26, 2009, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert Dufresne, Frances' hapless husband who discovers the affair and divorces her. Church was nominated for Academy Award for his performance in 'Sideways' and his role as the Sandman in 'Spider-Man 3.' He also made his directorial debut with 'Rolling Kansas'.


James Lesure

Actor James Lesure arrives at Disney ABC Television Group's TCA "Winter Press Tour" on January 10, 2011, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

In season three, James Lesure is all set to join the cast as Parker's potential love interest. Lesure is best known for roles on the NBC/The WB sitcom 'For Your Love' and NBC comedy-drama 'Las Vegas'. Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins, Charlie Kilgore and Becki Newton also star on the show.


 A seven-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, Sharon Lorencia Horgan, is the creator of 'Divorce'. Besides 'Divorce', she is best known for the comedy series 'Pulling' and 'Catastrophe' both of which she starred in and co-wrote.




The premium cable network dropped a trailer for the upcoming season on May 25. It shows series stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church in a somber and awkward family meeting with their children. "Things really haven’t turned out the way they were supposed to, have they?" Parker asks as her friends respond "no". It also sees both divorced parties embarking on new romances, and Robert continuing his romance with Jackie.

Where to watch

Watch 'Divorce' on HBO.

Season 2 recap

At the end of season two, the tables turned as Robert, not Frances, seemed reluctant to let go completely. But after a painful last kiss, they go their separate ways. Frances seems determined to build up her gallery again. She has to gear up for a new beginning and let go of her family since Robert is gone, and also allow her kids to go to Italy because she knows that two months in an Italian villa will be a more valuable than summer spent with her in Hastings. The last we see of her is on the trampoline, all alone. 


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