For every woman who found empowerment or an affinity for cosmos following six seasons of Sex and the City (and two films, and a prequel)…at long last, your prayers to the shoe gods have been answered. With a rather large caveat. So make your martini, and ensure it’s strong—this is everything we know about the upcoming HBO Max Sex and the City revival titled “And Just Like That.”
One of the biggest challenges of reviving a show is ensuring the cast is on board. At present, Sarah Jessica Parker will be reprising her role as Carrie Bradshaw, Kristin Davis will be reprising her role as Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and Cynthia Nixon will be reprising her role as Miranda Hobbes.
You may have noticed a gaping hole in that list of returning cast members, but it was no mistake. Unfortunately, Kim Cattrall will not be returning to reprise her role as Samantha Jones. While there were hints of drama between Parker and Cattrall, Cattrall’s reason for stepping down is simple: she has already given the character all she intended to and is ready to focus on enjoying the coming chapters of her life.
Wondering about Mr. Big? Parker said, “Wait and see.”
Well, this is a difficult point, as the timeline is less than ideal. In fact, the show isn’t even in production at the moment. Production is expected to begin this year in the late spring, in none other than New York City, but that is all dependent upon the pandemic.
Assuming Covid-19 doesn’t postpone filming, the earliest Carrie’s voiceover once again graces our television screens would likely be late 2022. Again, that’s assuming everything goes to plan.
Here’s another big change that fans may not be keen on. Rather than calling the show Sex and the City, the revival will take on a new name: And Just Like That. While the words are classic Carrie and iconic in their own way, renaming the show is an unexpected choice, but out with the old, I guess.
We’re getting a full 5 hours of Sex and the City (sorry, not ready to call it And Just Like That; still grappling with the change). HBO is planning an installment of 10 episodes, each with a half-hour run time.
While past seasons of Sex and the City, as well as the two Sex and the City films, have discussed love and friendship, fans can expect a pretty gigantic pivot in this next installment of the beloved series…just kidding. Obviously, the show is still about love and friendship—but this time, the ladies are in their 50’s and are experiencing different life situations alongside differences in their love lives.
While there are still plenty of details under wraps, one thing is for certain: Sex and the City will be returning, though I probably wouldn’t hold your breath until it does. In the meantime, you can prepare your shoe (and alcohol) budgets, because we’re all about to shop like it’s 1998!