Darren Starr’s generation-defining series Sex and the City is set to be revived for a limited, 10-episode run on HBO Max.
The new iteration, dubbed And Just Like That… will see Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis attempt to navigate love, life and friendship in The Big Apple in their 50s.
The long-rumoured news that Sex and the City would be returning was confirmed by the three leading ladies on Instagram earlier today with a teaser trailer. The video features footage of New York City and a computer screen, “And just like that…” and “The story continues…” are typed out along with Parker’s iconic narration.
“I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?” wrote Parker.
Sex and the City initially ran for six seasons and 94 episodes on HBO between 1998-2004. There were to subsequent feature films in 2008 and 2010. The series is based off Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name.
“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, head of original content at HBO Max, shared in a statement.
The forthcoming reboot is notably missing one of the series most beloved characters, Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones. As an unwavering Samantha girl, I can’t help but worry that the reboot will lack the certain libidinal oomph that Cattra;l brought to the table.
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In an interview back in July 2019, Cattrall vowed that she would “never” appear in another SATC production.
“Never. It’s a no from me,” she told The Daily Mail. “You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.”
Bad blood between Cattrall and co-star Sarah Jessica Parker has been playing out in the media for over a decade, with rumours of salary disputes sparking the beef.
We’re living in a golden era of iconic television series’ that really don’t need to be rebooted, being rebooted. It’s so fine, so whatever. Sometimes we just need something playing in the background as we slog our way through a mountain of ironing. Perhaps And Just Like That… will be the perfect show for that.
HBO Max is currently in the process of rebooting other iconic series Gossip Girl and True Blood.