The rumours are true: Sex and the City is coming back.
A 10-episode revival, titled And Just Like That…, is headed to HBO Max with members of the original cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. According to past reports, Kim Cattrall won’t return to reprise her role as Samantha Jones.
While the release date of the limited series is still unknown, Parker and her costars shared a clip teasing the show on Sunday night, featuring scenes around New York City. “I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?” Parker teased in an Instagram video, channeling Carrie Bradshaw’s signature writing style.
SATC, created by Darren Star (Younger, Emily in Paris) and based on the book by Candice Bushnell, originally aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004. It was followed by a film in 2008 and sequel in 2010. The upcoming revival will focus on Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte “as they navigate the 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,” Deadline reports.
Rumors first bubbled up in December 2020 that the reboot was a possibility, although without Cattrall. The upcoming revival will focus on Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte “as they navigate the 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,” Deadline reports.
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PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START SOON.
Production is slated to begin in New York in late spring. Parker, Nixon, and Davis will all executive produce along with Michael Patrick King, who wrote and directed both SATC films.
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WILL PLAY A PART.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Parker revealed that the pandemic would have an impact on And Just Like That…, which is set to start shooting in 2021. Parker told the publication that COVID-19’s effect on New York City would “obviously be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in. … And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.”
She continued, “I think that Cynthia [Nixon], Kristin [Davis], and I are all excited about the time that has passed. You know, who are they in this world now? Have they adapted? What part have they played? Where have they fallen short as women, as friends, and how are they finding their way? Did they move with momentum? Are they like some people who are confused, threatened, nervous [by what’s happening in the world]? I’m so curious and excited to see how the writers imagine these women today.”
SJP PROMISES DIVERSITY IN THE REVIVAL.
During her interview with Vanity Fair, Parker said of the show’s writers’ room, “It’s incredibly diverse in a really exciting way.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.