The social media erupted when news of the Sex and the City reboot first hit the Internet in January. Fans debated whether Kim Cattrall was leaving Samantha behind and whether Mr. Big was also done.
With only minor announcements about the cast and storylines, there wasn’t too much to report. Now it’s being reported that some new ladies will be seen alongside Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda when the “And Just Like That…” TV series comes out.
‘Sex and the City’ revamp to shoot in spring 2021
Previously, it was revealed that production on “And Just Like That…” will begin in the spring, with Sarah Jessica Parker on board as executive producer.
Both Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon will reprise their roles as Charlotte and Miranda, and it’s said John Corbett could appear as Carrie’s beloved ex-boyfriend Aidan. WarnerMedia shared that the new iteration of the series will follow the main group of friends into another phase of adulthood.
The press release says the series will “follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-part, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York in late spring.”
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‘Sex and the City’ Chris Noth once mocked Carrie’s love life: “How many boyfriends did she have?
‘Sex and the City’ wants to diversify its cast
Although many fans are upset about the absence of Samantha Jones, it looks like there are plans to round out the cast in other ways. According to TV Line, the girls will add six more characters to their group of friends and three of them will be women of color.
The magazine reports that HBO chief Casey Bloys said showrunner Michael Patrick King and Parker wanted to make sure the series was inclusive and portrayed a true picture of New York. To achieve that, they diversified their writing team and expanded the cast.
Bloys also emphasized that Samantha would not be killed off, but the series would show the natural decline of some friendships. This revival is less about the old days and more about what it’s like for women in the present.
HBO Max is the new home of the series
Viewers are looking forward to watching the limited series when it lands on HBO Max. There is no official word on love interests for any of the characters, but the network has hinted that Candace Bushnell’s book will continue to provide the source material.
Some fans may know that the author has written a follow-up to her original novel titled Is There Still Sex in the City? The story deals with women’s experiences with younger men, plastic surgery and the Tinder app. In addition, there are themes of children, love, divorce and loss.
That doesn’t mean fans should give up hope of seeing Steve, Harry, Aidan or some version of Big pop up on the small screen. Anything is possible.
There’s no release date yet, but longtime SATC fans are optimistic that 10 episodes will be enough for this remake. Stream all seasons of OG Sex and the City and both movies on HBO Max.