Sex and the City is officially getting a revival at HBO Max

Original stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are all returning for the Sex and the City revival

Sex and the City is officially getting a revival at HBO Max 19
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A Sex and the City revival series is coming to HBO Max.

Titled And Just Like That, the revival will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. The new series, which will consist of 10 half-hour episodes, will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s.

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Aside from starring in the revival, the trio of leads will also executive produce, along with Michael Patrick King. And Just Like That doesn’t have a release date yet, but production is set to begin in New York City in late spring.

News that a Sex and the City revival series is in the works at HBO Max was first reported by Page Six three days before last Christmas, but it was only this weekend when Parker, Nixon, and Davis officially announced their return to the franchise.

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On Sunday night, all three actresses took to Instagram to share a short video teaser for the revival. The video features footage of The Big Apple and a computer screen, on which the phrases “And just like that…” and “The story continues…” are typed out along with Parker’s voiceover.

“I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now?” Parker captioned her post, teasing what Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda have been up to since the franchise’s last movie outing in 2010. Nixon and Davis’ Instagram posts, meanwhile, both include the phrase “anything is possible.”

 

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“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, said in a statement.

An adaptation of Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name, the original Sex and the City TV series aired for six seasons on HBO from 1998 to 2004. Two Sex and the City movies were also made. The first one hit theaters in 2008, which was followed by a sequel in 2010.

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The original Sex and the City TV series also got a prequel series titled The Carrie Diaries. Following a young Carrie Bradshaw played by AnnaSophia Robb, the series ran for two seasons on The CW from 2013 to 2014.

Aside from Parker, Nixon, and Davis, the original Sex and the City TV series and the two movies that followed also starred Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones. Cattrall, however, is not returning for the revival.

Orignal Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall won't be reprising her role as Samantha Jones in the revival series, And Just Like That
Orignal Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall won’t be reprising her role as Samantha Jones in the revival series, And Just Like That
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Back in 2019, Cattrall told The Guardian that she “loved” Sex and the City but admitted that she already “went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones.” “It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie I’d had enough,” the actress said of the franchise.

While it’s not clear if Samantha will be recast for the Sex and the City revival, Nixon revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last September that her Ratched costar Sharon Stone would be a “totally amazing” pick to replace Cattrall as Samantha.

“Kim was incredibly great as Samantha,” Nixon told Cohen. “[But] I think Sharon would totally make it her own.”

Nixon continued: “I’ve also heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of color this time. And I think that would be amazing as well.”

And Just Like That marks the latest in a string of reboots for HBO Max, which also has Gossip Girl, True Blood, and In Treatment revivals in the works.

Sources: Variety, Page Six, The Guardian