‘Sex and the City’ Is Officially Coming Back…Without Samantha
After literally years of speculation and very recent rumors, Sex and the City will be returning to our screens.
“I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor, and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey, the Head of Original Content at HBO Max, said in a statement, per Deadline.
Here’s everything we know about the next chapter in the lives of Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes.
Sex and the City is coming back! Yes, we’ve said that already, but we can hardly believe it! Cynthia Nixon tweeted the news on January 10. “Anything is possible. This is New York,” she wrote alongside a teaser. There’s already a teaser!!!
“And just like that,” someone types as we hear the voice of Sarah Jessica Parker and the sounds of NYC. “The story continues…”
What’s it called? According to Deadline, the revival series is called And Just Like That. It has its own Twitter account, but you can also call it SATC: Next Chapter, if Nixon’s hashtag and the teaser are anything to go by.
Who’s involved? Nixon tagged Sarah Jessica Parker as well as Kristin Davis in her post, but notably left out Kim Cattrall. Deadline confirms that the actor who played Samantha Jones in the original six seasons and two movies. Is anyone really surprised?
Although Darren Starr—who also penned Emily in Paris—was the original creator of the series, it’s being reported that Michael Patrick King will serve as Executive Producer along with Nixon, Parker, and Davis. King previously directed multiple episodes of the series as well as both movies.
Where and when can you watch? It’s fitting that And Just Like That will launch on HBO Max—and not just because the original series ran on HBO from 1998-2004. HBO Max is also hosting the highly anticipated Gossip Girl reboot.
No premiere date has been announced, but Deadline reports that the Sex and the City limited series will begin production in the spring of 2021.
How many episodes? 10!
Did any other cast members post about it? You know it! Davis shared a similar message as Nixon on Twitter. Meanwhile, SJP didn’t pass the chance to invoke Bradshaw in her Instagram caption, writing, “I couldn’t help but wonder…where are they now?”
How are fans reacting? Aside from the obvious screams of joy, let’s just say Samantha was trending on Twitter on January 10. People are pretty hung up on Catrall’s absence.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.