- In January, former “Sex and the City” cast members shared a teaser for “And Just Like That…”
- Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Willie Garson will star in the reboot.
- Kim Cattrall and Chris Noth will not be returning to the limited series.
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For months, rumours have swirled that a “Sex and the City” reboot will be returning to our screens. Now, we no longer have to wonder if the iconic series will be coming back.
On January 10, former “Sex and the City” cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon posted a teaser trailer for the next instalment in the series on Instagram. Immediately, longtime fans were quick to share their excitement for the new instalment, with Parker’s post alone receiving over 1 million likes in less than 24 hours.
Here’s everything we know about the “Sex and the City” reboot, so far.
The reboot will be titled “And Just Like That…” and appear on HBO Max.
The trailer featured a montage of New York City scenes and the phrase, “And just like that… The story continues…” along with the hashtag “#SATCNextChapter.”
The actresses also linked to a new Instagram page for the series, which will be titled “And Just Like That…” and appear on HBO Max.
The reboot will be a 10-episode limited series on HBO Max.
Rather than a new season of the original series, the reboot is being described as a “new chapter” entirely.
Each episode will be a half-hour, just like the original.
“We have some new stories to tell,” Parker wrote on Instagram. “We are excited.”
Three of the original series’ four leads will return — all except for Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones.
According to an HBO Max news release, the new series will star Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt), and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) playing their original characters 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.”
Kim Cattrall, who played sex-positive publicist Samantha Jones, will not be returning to the new limited series.
In response to two comments on her Instagram post about whether Cattrall would be returning to the next chapter, and whether the two disliked each other, Sarah Jessica Parker said, “No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t a part of this story. But she will always be a part of us. No matter where we are or what we do.”
An HBO executive revealed Samantha’s character would be written out of the show, but with a believable reason.
In an interview with TVLine, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys explained how the show would address Cattrall’s absence.
“Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave,” Bloys said. “Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life.”
Page Six reported that Mr. Big, played by Chris Noth, will also not be returning.
According to Page Six, Chris Noth will not be reprising his role of John James “Mr. Big” Preston. Noth played the role of Carrie’s emotionally unavailable love interest in all six seasons of the original show and in both of the feature films.
When the second film ended, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, and Mr. Big were married. However, when the third film was scrapped, rumours circulated that the writers had intended to kill Mr. Big off in the never-released script. Time will tell how the writers plan to write him out of the limited series.
David Eigenberg, who played Miranda Hobbes’ love interest Steve Brady, might not be returning either.
Citing a source, Page Six reported that Eigenberg wouldn’t be returning to play Steve Brady, Miranda’s bartender boyfriend-turned-husband whom she had a child with.
However, a rep told the publication that he is currently in negotiations to appear in the limited series, so not all hope is lost.
However, Sarah Jessica Parker has teased that some other familiar faces will be returning.
Though the actress refused to answer questions about who from the original cast will appear in the show, she did say that Nixon, Davis, “and some others you know” are slated to return.
Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, seemingly confirmed his return to the series by posting a photo to Instagram with a headline announcing “And Just Like That…” Kristin Davis also commented on the post, saying, “Of course Stanford will be back !!”
Michael Patrick King will return as executive producer.
King, who directed the two feature films and even wrote a script for a third movie that was scrapped, will return as the limited series’ executive producer. Parker, Nixon, and Davis will also executive produce the new instalment, according to Variety.
Darren Star, the original creator of the series who also masterminded the recent Netflix series “Emily in Paris,” is not said to be involved.
The reboot will address the coronavirus pandemic.
Parker told Vanity Fair that the coronavirus pandemic will “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.”
Production on the series will begin in New York City in the spring of 2021.
Though no release date has been announced, “And Just Like That…” will begin production in the late spring of 2021.
“See you at the table read!!!” Sarah Jessica Parker commented on Cynthia Nixon’s posting of the trailer, to which Nixon responded, “See you there!!!! (And maybe a little before too).”