And just like that… Sex and the City is back

It’s happening: A Sex and the City reboot is officially in the works. This calls for one thing, and one thing only – Cosmopolitans! (Image source: Vogue)

By Bec Gaitaneris  | @bec_gaitaneris

Can you believe it’s been almost 23 years since the world was first introduced to Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte?

Focusing on fashion, friendship and female empowerment, Sex and the City made its debut in 1998 and continued to run until 2004, cementing its cult status.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the girls knocking back a few (too many) Cosmopolitans, rocking Fendi Baguettes and twirling in tutu skirts, but Sex and the City is finally making a long-awaited TV comeback.

After six seasons, two films (2008 and 2010), and a spin-off TV series (The Carrie Diaries 2013), I’m sure many of us couldn’t help but wonder if we would ever see these iconic characters back on our screens.

Luckily for us, we no longer have to ponder where our favourite foursome ended up.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Sex and the City revival:

Where will the Sex and the City series be available?

Thanks to HBO Max, the new show titled And Just Like That will be a juicy 10-episode limited series spanning 30 minutes each episode. HBO Max confirmed the exciting news in a press release and said, “The series will follow 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”.

What original cast members are involved?

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon who we fondly knew as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, are expected to revive their roles in the limited series as the smart and dynamic New York–based women we know so well.

All three actresses took to their social media to confirm the news.

Image Source: Variety

“I couldn’t help but wonder…where are they now?” Sarah Jessica Parker captioned her Instagram post.

Cynthia Nixon posted a short teaser on Twitter and captioned it, “Anything is possible. This is New York”.

Kristin Davis also shared the news on Instagram, uploading a teaser clip of the new series. She captioned a short video showing the bustling streets of New York as, “Anything is possible… Meet you there!” along with the hashtags #SATCNextChapter #AndJustLikeThat.

But what about Samantha?

While the news of Sex and the City being revived generated excitement for some fans, others, like myself, were left with a bittersweet feeling after learning fan favourite Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, will not be joining her former castmates for the revival.

But Cattrall’s absence from the new series comes as no surprise after years of feud rumours with fellow co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.

During an appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Cattrall was vocal about her reasons for not returning as Samantha Jones.   

In a bid to create inclusivity and diversity within the Sex and the City franchise, Cattrall suggested that the character of Samantha Jones could be recast.

“A different actress could play Samantha in the future,” she said.

“I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it.

“Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones, or bring in another character,” said Cattrall.

Many of Samantha’s fans took to social media to express their heartache over her absence in the limited series.

“Honey, if you don’t have Samantha, you don’t have a show. Everybody knows that,” a fan tweeted.

Another fan said, “I don’t like to comment on controversial matters on here but I would just like to say: a Sex and the City reboot without Samantha? Will it just be called And the City? Good luck guys!”

“It isn’t SATC without Ms. Jones. Don’t @ me,” a fan remarked.

When will And Just Like That officially come to our screens?

At this point, HBO Max has not stated an official release date. In the meantime, sit back, relax, pour yourself another Cosmo and perhaps re-watch the original Sex and the City series. I know that’s what I’ll be doing!

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