Sarah Jessica Parker and the other starring ladies of HBO’s Sex and the City must wait years for a new chapter of the blockbuster series to be allowed. But it’s only suitable that the long-awaited relaunch of And Just Like That is turning out to be just as crazy as Carrie Bradshaw’s infamously turbulent love life.
The show has spawned two box office smashes. Sex and the City, released in 2008, made over $415 million worldwide. Despite critical acclaim, Sex and the City 2 grossed $294 million worldwide in 2010. While writing for a third film was being written, Cattrall decided she didn’t want to play a role in it, and the project was eventually delayed.
Sex and the City finished up in 2004, but the show’s undergoing popularity headed to a reboot, And Just Like That, which will be on HBO Max. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, three of the original show’s starring ladies, have made an official return, and filming on the series has commenced. The series is intended to follow Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York Goldenblatt and their various partners and will begin up where Sex and the City 2 left them.
If there’s one law that everyone in Hollywood seems to understand, it’s this: “Wildly popular aughts show” plus “reboot” equals “TV magic.” That’s what occurred with the revamp of Gossip Girl, and now the ladies of Sex and the City (along with a few of the gentlemen, hey, Stanford Blatch) are receiving the same treatment in a brand-new series called And Just Like That. Here’s all we know about the Sex and the City reboot so far.
What will be the focus of the reboot?
According to the one-minute teaser clip, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) will be up to their old antics in the big city, namely, expecting to “have it all.” As far as we know that Carrie is separated from Mr. Big and, because it’s 2021, she’s a podcast host.
Where we can watch it?
The upcoming season of Sex and the City, like the revamp of Gossip Girl, will air on HBO Max.
When is the reboot set to air?
The SATC resurrection has yet to be given a release date, but HBO Max confirmed the news in January, and production began in New York City this April, so perhaps we won’t have to wait too long.
Beyond Parker, Nixon, and Davis, who else is expected to show up?
Mr. Big (Willie Garson), Charlotte’s husband Harry (Evan Handler) will be back for the season, confirmed HBO Max. Carrie’s ex Aidan (John Corbett), Miranda’s husband. Stanford’s boo, Steve (David Eigenberg), Anthony (Mario Cantone), and Big’s ex Natasha will all be back (Bridget Moynahan). There’s also the fact that everyone has children. As near to grown-up as possible, Nicole Ari Parker, Weird, Sara Ramirez, Sarita Choudhury, and Karen Pittman are also scheduled to occur.
Will Samantha be replaced?
When inquired if they would replace the fourth character in Cattrall’s absence, Cattrall told TMZ in January 2021, “It’s not as black and white as that.” “There are no plans to introduce the fourth character,” says the producer. New York City is the fourth character in the story.
We’re looking forward to meeting a wide range of new and exciting people.”
We’re going to miss you, Smith Jerrod
Jason Lewis, who played Samantha Jones’ devoted lover (and subsequently ex) Smith Jerrod on the program, has announced that he, too, will not be returning for the revival.
In April 2021, the actor said Fashion Week Daily, “I have not [been asked back], but I would be the last to know!” “As flattering as the compliment is, the conversation is about the girls.”
Lewis said it’s unlikely that his character would still be with the PR specialist today.
“I believe they fluttered away from each other,” the representation continued. “However, I feel like they would still like each other!”
Aidan has returned.
Team Aidan fans were ecstatic when John Corbett told Page Six in April 2021 that he “maybe in quite a few” episodes of the new HBO Max project.
“I’m not telling one way or the other whether our beloved Mr. Corbett’s interview deals in facts or fantasy,” Parker stated about her former co-words star’s on Instagram at the time.
Mr. Big Has Returned
In February 2021, Chris Noth responded to a fan’s question about whether he would return for And Just Like That on Instagram. Following a New York Post story claiming he wouldn’t be returning, the Good Wife alum responded, “Everything changes including announcements in the rags.” However, HBO Max announced in May 2021 that he would be resuming the role.
While The Equalizer star confirmed his official comeback to the role in June 2021, he admitted to Yahoo Finance Live that he was “hesitant” to reprise his role as Mr. Big. “I didn’t reckon I had anything else to provide in that role.” “It felt like I had achieved something,” he said.
Parker, Nixon, and Davis will all come back as Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, in the series. (On the revival, the three actresses will also serve as executive producers.) Of course, they’re also not disregarding the fact that Sex and the City first aired more than two decades ago. Concerning the official overview, the revitalization “will commemorate Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as they traverse the path from the confusing reality of life and their friendship in the 30s to the even more problematic reality of life and friendship in their 50s.”
As a writer and executive producer, Michael Patrick King will return.
King, who oversaw the original series during its heyday and scripted the series finale and both films, will also be returning behind the scenes to act as showrunner for the resurrection. In the writers’ room, he’ll be accompanied by a mix of SATC veterans and rookies.
He’s put together a diversified team of writers.
HBO Max disclosed the writers collaborating with King for the resurrection in February, and the roster includes two original series alums: Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zaritsky. In addition, Rachna Fruchbom (Fresh Off the Boat), Keli Goff (Black Lightning), and blogger/author Samantha Irby will join them in the Sex and the City writers’ room. All three newcomers are women of color helps to rectify the original series’ notable lack of diversity, as a result.
Sara Ramirez, a queer podcast host, has joined the cast.
As Che Diaz, a non-binary and queer stand-up comedian who maintains a podcast on which Carrie is frequently featured, the Grey’s Anatomy alum is the first new name to join the cast. In a statement, King said, “Everyone at And Just Like That is beyond happy that a dynamically brilliant actor like Sara Ramirez has joined the Sex and the City family.” “Sara is one of the best performers who are same in the set, and at home in with comedy and drama, we are excited and inspired to give rise to this new character to life for the show.”
As assisted by HBO Max, “Che is an enormous presence with a tremendous heart whose terrible sense of humor and progressive, have the viewpoint of gender norms has made them and their podcast very popular.” She is one of three new series regulars, all of whom are women of color, who will appear in the revival.
In addition, other known faces will return.
In June, four more characters from the original series agreed to return for the revival. Evan Handler as Charlotte’s husband, Harry Goldenblatt, Willie Garson as Carrie’s gay BFF Stanford Blatch, and Mario Cantone as Charlotte’s flamboyant pal Anthony Marentino will join David Eigenberg as Miranda’s husband, Steve Brady.