Sex and the City is coming back, but without Samantha
Described by HBO Max as a "new chapter" of the hit '90s and '00s show, the 10-episode series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate their life in their 50s, and is scheduled to begin production in New York in spring.
And just like that... the story continues... "Sex and the City", one of the most beloved shows, is returning to the screen, more than 20 years after the super hit series made it debut, HBO Max has confirmed.
The reboot will star three of the four original leads of the hit '90s show, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis set to reprise the roles of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. But Kim Cattrall, who starred as Samantha in the original show, won't return for the rebooted series, which will be executive-produced by Parker, Davis, Nixon and Michael Patrick King.
The US network did not say why Cattrall wasn't cast in the revival, titled And Just Like That - a nod to one of the show's original catchphrases. Described by HBO Max as a "new chapter" of the hit '90s and '00s show, the 10-episode series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate their life in their 50s, and is scheduled to begin production in New York in spring.
The trailer for the HBO Max show features numerous shots of New York, but none of the characters is seen on screen. Take a look:
Parker, Nixon and Davis all teased the trailer for the new series to their social media handles, but it gave little detail about potential story lines for the women.
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement cited by the BBC: "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, humour and the beloved city that has always defined them."
As soon as the reboot was announced, fans were quick to express their disappointment over the new "Sex and the City" without Kim Cattrall.
There is no Sex and the City without Samantha pic.twitter.com/00qD2r6XLZ— Jeremy McClain (@jeremy_mcclain) January 12, 2021
“I couldn’t help but wonder... What’s the point in reviving Sex and the City without Samantha?”... pic.twitter.com/16UD77IBMK— John ????️???? (@JConUK) January 11, 2021
sex and the city won’t be the same without this icon pic.twitter.com/SZlRyQOpxN— e. (@pradaslune) January 11, 2021
ideas for how they’ll write Samantha out of the Sex and the City reboot:— Betches (@betchesluvthis) January 10, 2021
- she was having a sex weekend on a billionaire’s yacht and the boat sank
- she went to Denmark to hook up with the architect and was never heard from again
- she died doing what she loved, having an orgasm
And Sex and the City revival with no Samantha...... pic.twitter.com/uFNq4AtI0m— Jennifer’s Wheelchair ???????????? (@geektify) January 11, 2021
Sex and the City is nothing without Samantha! pic.twitter.com/7f9xMVt5C9— Carla Jenkins (@caarlaajenkins) January 11, 2021
The original Sex and the City series, created by Darren Star, was based on the book by Candace Bushnell. It premiered on HBO in 1998 and ran for six seasons until 2004.
The show inspired two films, Sex and the City in 2008 and Sex and the City 2 in 2010. A prequel series titled The Carrie Diaries, starring Anna Sophia Robb, aired on The CW in 2013/14.